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IRIS: THE RAINBOW FLOWER

Westrich, Josh and Hager, Ben R.

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ISBN 10: 0500541558 / ISBN 13: 9780500541555
Published by Thames and Hudson, New York, 1989
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Title: IRIS: THE RAINBOW FLOWER

Publisher: Thames and Hudson, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: 1st US Edition.

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The brilliant German photographer Josh Westrich has captured the exquisite beauty of the many species of iris. Focusing on the tall bearded varieties, so popular in American gardens, his photographs, accompainied by an evocative history of the flower and detailed descriptions of the species, will appeal to both iris lovers and to the uninitiated. 80 color photographs.

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"Sometimes it is rewarding to peek into places not intended for general viewing." German photographer Westrich here peeks to his heart's content at the pastel petticoats and downy viscera of the iris. "Ah, here is the haunting, misty ectoplasm floating through eerie corridors of evil decor, fungal growths and mystical movements," interjects Hager, literary sidekick. Scanning history and culture, he also provides ample botanical and cultural information. But the irises themselves--from "Dusky Dancer" to "Lovely Kay"--steal the show. Half Rorschach blot, half haute couture fantasy, they play the role of romantic-minded libertines, as in Westrich's photograph of the "Playgirl" variety. Fluffy and pearly, this iris resembles the tousled bouffant of a centerfold, circa 1965--one almost expects the caption to read, "Loves puppies and walks in the rain." And for floral oglers on the cutting edge, " 'Space Age' irises are particularly appreciated for their extra appendages which rise up from the ends of the beards and give them the air of communication satellites."
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