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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and with these portraits, Howard Bjornson has uncovered the natural beauty that persists right in our own backyards. Sixty-four stunning photographic portraits of common dandelion, evening primrose, sunflower, and many other "unwanted" plants herald the grace and loveliness of nature's most resilient, free-spirited creatures. Accompani ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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I bought a copy and am almost wishing I'd bought two. I want to frame every single picture here. Simply stunning. I round up to five stars from 4.6 because everyone should look at it. I mark down only because the text is minimal, intrusive, trivial, and difficult to read - it's just a few affirmation-style quotes printed in a strange font on tissue overlay. Maybe, if I did frame lots of the pictures in a gallery display, I'd frame the text, too, just for the sake of the composition of the array. ...more
I had no information on what this book was when I received of it. I assumed it was a book about weeds and so was both disappointed and absolutely thrilled when I openned it. Bjornson presents full page photos of parts of weeds, stems, leaves, seed pods, flowers, and creates beauty where other people scorn. He is an absolutely fabulous photographer and the colors and warmth of each photo are incredible. I can imagine hanging these beauties throughout your house. It is time everyone in this countr ...more