By Jennifer Brown, Scott E. Fulton, Donald H. Pfister
Photography by Natalja Kent
ISBN 9781785512247, 1785512242
Trade Paperback | 144 pages
Stunning, all new photography illuminates the collection like never before• Follows the successful book Sea Creatures in Glass: The Blaschka Marine Animals at Harvard, published in 2016 The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture welcome more than 300,000 visitors per year One of Harvard University's most famous treasures is the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, the 'Glass Flowers'. From orchids to bananas, rhododendrons to lilies, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka created a stunning array of glass models of plants from around the world. Working exclusively for Harvard in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Blaschkas applied their artistic expertise and botanical knowledge to craft a meticulously portrayed collection for Harvard students, researchers and the public. Exquisite detail is captured in this dazzling new publication, featuring new photography of models that inspire wonder and blur the line between the real and man-made. The collection demonstrates the majesty of plants and the artistry and scientific acumen of this father and son team, and is the only one of its kind in the world.