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How exquisite is exquisite? Photographer Christopher Baker and Willem Lemmers, one of the world's foremost tulip experts, set out to find the answers. The result is Tulipa, where, in 350 stunning full-color plates, perfection in nature meets perfection in art.

Each specimen was chosen for its importance as a superb example of the flower's form and characteristics, and each photograph, taken at the peak of the flower's beauty, becomes a stunning portrait. The "story" behind 500 ...

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Overview


How exquisite is exquisite? Photographer Christopher Baker and Willem Lemmers, one of the world's foremost tulip experts, set out to find the answers. The result is Tulipa, where, in 350 stunning full-color plates, perfection in nature meets perfection in art.

Each specimen was chosen for its importance as a superb example of the flower's form and characteristics, and each photograph, taken at the peak of the flower's beauty, becomes a stunning portrait. The "story" behind 500 tulips is told as well, from a tulip's parentage to the history of its cultivation and discovery.

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Editorial Reviews

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Horticultural books devoted to showy flowers usually fall into two categories: lush pictorials with insubstantial text and practical guides with illustrations that only inadequately capture the sensuous beauty of their subjects. This book by photographer Baker and tulip-grower Lemmers is, however, a rare exception. This work contains more than 300 exquisite photographs of tulip species, cultivars, and hybrids. Much like 18th-century botanical illustrations, each photographic portrait depicts an individual tulip (shown in many cases as a whole plant--flower, leaf, and bulb) set against an austere white background. The photographs are complemented by Lemmers's exhaustive descriptive catalog of 500 tulips and his personal account of the history of the tulip industry, itself a substantial contribution to the chronicles of modern floriculture. Highly recommended for all public libraries and academic libraries with horticultural collections.--Brian Lym, City Coll. Lib. of San Francisco Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579651220
  • Publisher: Artisan
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 10.63 (w) x 12.34 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author


Willem Lemmers has been a member of the Tulip Committee of the Royal General Bulb Growers Association (KAVB) for over thirty-five years, the last twenty of which he has served as chairman. In addition, he has been chairman of the Council of Nomenclature Committees of the KAVB and was appointed to the Daffodil and Tulip Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in London as well as to other RHS subcommittees. Mr. Lemmers has judged many international flower shows, including the Chelsea Flower Show. He lives in Lisse, Holland.

Emma Sweeney is a garden designer and writer. She has authored several books on gardening, including Burpee Basics: Perennials and Burpee Basics: Annuals. She has a certificate in commercial horticulture from the New York Botanical Garden and lives on a 130-year-old farm in Clinton, New York.

Michael Pollan is a contributing editor at Harper's magazine, where he served for many years as executive editor, and a contributing editor and writer for The New York Times Magazine. He has written two award-winning books, Second Nature: A Gardener's Education and A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder. His essays and articles have appeared in numerous periodicals, and he lectures widely on environmentalism, gardening, and nature. He lives in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut, with his wife and son.

Christopher Baker's photographs have appeared in Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden, Garden Design, World of Interiors, and Town & Country, as well as in magazines and ad campaigns around the world. Among his many books are The Glory of Roses, The Gardens of Paris, Chateau Cuisine, and The French Vineyard Table. Before turning to photography full time, Mr. Baker studied to become a botanist. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

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Table of Contents


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PHOTOGRAPHING TULIPS

Christopher Baker

THE TULIP AND ITS TRESPASSES

Michael Pollan

A GROWER'S PERSPECTIVE

Willem Lemmers

ANATOMY OF A TULIP

THE PLATES

Early Flowering Plates

Mid-Season Flowering Plates

Late Flowering Plates

THE STORIES

Classifying Tulips

EARLY-FLOWERING TULIPS

Early-Flowering Species

Kaufmanniana Group

Fosteriana Group

Single Early Group

Double Early Group

MID-SEASON FLOWERING TULIPS

Mid-Season Flowering Species

Darwinhybrid Group

Triumph Group

Greigii Group

LATE-FLOWERING TULIPS

Lily-flowered Group

Parrot Group

Fringed Group

Single Late Group

Double Late Group

Late-Flowering Species

Viridiflora Group

NEW INTRODUCTIONS

MUTATION-RELATED TULIPS

LIST OF 500 TULIPS

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