Plants You'll Never Need to Water
As designers, anything that is ornamental or otherwise looks beautiful can catch our attention. There are certain types of design books that not only capture our attention, but can also bring back long-ago periods in an extremely lovely way. Plants and Their Application to Ornament - A Nineteenth-Century Design Primer does just that.
Published by Chronicle Books, Plants and Their Application to Ornament is a reproduction of the 1897 classic design book of the same name by graphic textbook artist Eugene Grasset. There is an introduction by contemporary printmaker and book illustrator, David Becker, as well.
The book is filled with period illustrations, presented in illustrious color, of twenty-four different flowering plants in various color palettes. Fans of the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau styles will be in heaven over this book. Plant lovers will will be in awe over it as well.
Plants and Their Application to Ornament will give readers ideas on tile patterns and options for decorative and household objects. There's also few written words in the book - a plus for lazy readers like yours truly.
Not only a feast for the eyes, this book will be sure to be a conversation piece when placed on anyone's coffee table.
I have just two words for this book - GOR GEOUS!