Encyclopedia of Flowers

By 11/06/2015Photobooks

Encyclopedia of Flowers
Shunsuke Shiinoki
Lars Müller Publishers


Paperback in a transparent slipcase
512 pages
160×240 mm
ISBN: 978-3-03778-313-9


Encyclopedia of Flowers is a visual exploration of the breathtaking floral arrangements by Makoto Azuma—encounters of unusual, sometimes exotic plants that wouldn’t typically occur in nature. With his meticulously composed photographs, Shunsuke Shiinoki exposes the flowers’ tenuous existence, their fragile forms, continuous metamorphoses, and inevitable decay. In a contemporary manner, Encyclopedia of Flowers immerses the reader in a universe of extraordinary beauty while at the same time addressing dichotomies such as durability and vanity, artificiality and nature, hybrid culture and environmental change. This volume by the Japanese “haute-couture” florists includes an introduction by Makoto Azuma and an index identifying all of the more than 2,000 featured species with their binomial names.

Lars Müller Publishers is an internationally active publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in 1983, the press has made a worldwide name for itself with its carefully edited and designed publications on architecture, design, photography, contemporary art and society.



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