Herbarium Amoris / Floral Romance -by Edvard Koinberg ( Follows the Structure of Carl Linnaeus's Floral Calendar - Calendarium Florae )

By: Koinberg, Edvard ( Edward ); with Essays By Henning Mankell and Tore Frangsmyr ( Carl Linnaeus related)

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----------hardcover, about 9.5 x 12.5 inches, a Near Fine copy with a wee bit of light rubbing, unpaginated ( 280 pages), packed with stunning colour photos, ---"The secret sex life of plants and flowers --The notion of plant sexuality was initiated by Swedish botanist and physician Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778). Working with his collection of over 20,000 specimens, Linnaeus grouped flowers and plants in a Calendarium Florae, and systematically classified plant species by the number and arrangement of their reproductive parts, drawing direct parallels with human sexual organs. Highly controversial at the time, the assertion that a plant’s stamens and pistils mirror human genitalia resulted in a ’sexual revolution’ in plant taxonomy. --Swedish photographer Edvard Koinberg creates a modern visual counterpart to Linnaeus’s work, approaching the subject with equal passion and dedication. Having cultivated several hundred plants in his country house, Koinberg photographs each delicate bloom in his studio under perfect lighting conditions, depicting the life cycle of various flora as they bud, flourish and wane, resulting in a modern Calendarium Florae, a visual calendar that charts the year through flowers. --In Herbarium Amoris, Koinberg captures the lyricism and refulgent eroticism of the floral world in vivid close-ups, shot against dark backgrounds, the dew glittering on outspread petals, the most delicate of vegetal forms infused with unbridled life force. "---, the colour photography is sumptuous and really quite spectacular, overseas shipping (outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional postage, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED///

Title: Herbarium Amoris / Floral Romance -by Edvard Koinberg ( Follows the Structure of Carl Linnaeus's Floral Calendar - Calendarium Florae )

Author Name: Koinberg, Edvard ( Edward ); with Essays By Henning Mankell and Tore Frangsmyr ( Carl Linnaeus related)

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cologne, Germany, Koln ( Cologne ), Germany: Taschen Books, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

ISBN Number: 3836517949

ISBN Number 13: 9783836517942

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151788

Keywords: Koinberg, Edvard; with Essays By Henning Mankell and Tore Frangsmyr ( Carl Linnaeus related)