Makoto Azuma, Shunsuke Shiinoki (Authors)
Pushing deeper into the unknown microcosm of botanical life, volume 3 in the Encyclopedia of Flowers series exposes more of the unparalleled beauty and overwhelming presence of blooming Flowers from around the world.
Based on their fixed-point observations of the rapidly changing flower market, Makoto Azuma and Shunsuke Shiinoki have been scanning, visualizing and compiling expressions of the fleeting moment between the life and death of flowers – the ephemeral beauty that continues to fuel human desires.
The fourth book featuring works by master Japanese flower artist and botanical sculptor Makoto Azuma, this edition adds five new series to the ones established in previous editions: Earth, Horizon, Ambiguity, Torus, and Matrix. Filled with Shunsuke Shiinokis breathtaking photographs of flowers and botanical displays, the book celebrates natures diversity and beauty, as well as the poignant, temporal notion of a plant in bloom. It gives an overview of Azumas numerous experiments in presentation and new compositions, with hopes that flowers might be seen as a kind of prayer that goes beyond national and religious boundaries, transcending sex, race, and ethnicity.
Paperback, 472 pages
Published by Seigensha Art Publishing (1 Jun. 2019)
24.8 x 16.8 x 3.5 cm