Fruit

Fruit

Edible, Inedible, Incredible

Book - 2008
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A remarkable collaboration of nature, art and photography, celebrating the beauty of fruit.

The landmark books Seeds and Pollen were published in 2006 to rave reviews-with adjectives ranging from "breathtaking" to "spectacular," from "spellbinding" to "dazzling."

This companion title examines why fruits exist and how their short lives are critical to the natural order. Visual artist Rob Kesseler uses special light and scanning electron microscopy to create astonishing images of a variety of fruits and the seeds they shelter. His razor-sharp cross-sections reveal intricate interiors and pods, pouches, keys, nuts and other examples of botanical architecture. Seed morphologist Wolfgang Stuppy deftly explains the formation, development and demise of fruit. Literary, historical and artistic references to fruit are included as well.

Fruit is groundbreaking in its intimate examination of plant reproduction. An essential source and reference for artists, designers and gardeners, this stunning book will fascinate any reader interested in the natural world and biological structures.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781554074051
Branch Call Number: 581.4640222 STU
Characteristics: 264 pages : color illustrations ; 29 x 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Kesseler, Rob
Papadakis, Alexandra

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