Audobon's "Birds of America" but for flowers
May 8, 2014 9:59 AM Subscribe
I am looking for a book that has large, high-quality illustrations of flowers.
posted by lovableiago to Science & Nature (11 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like I've seen something like this before, and I keep thinking of Audobon's "Birds of America". I would eventually want do high-resolution scans and create a collage with the images (this is a just-for-fun, not-for-profit project, so I'm not worried about copyright and all that). Ideally it would be a book I could find at the library. I've done a search but "book flower illustrations" brings up a billion different things--mostly gardening or how-to drawing books, and I'm looking for something closer to a beautifully-done-scientific-documentation-of-botanical-specimens. Photography would be OK, but I would prefer realistic illustrations on a white background. Here
is where I got the idea, if that helps clarify what I am picturing. Thanks in advance!