Orchids, comprising 8% of Earth’s flowering species, are renowned for their unique beauty and fragility. Dan Torre’s “Orchid” delves into their captivating cultural and natural history, from philosophical contemplation to artistic celebration, showcasing their presence in our thoughts, stories, and surroundings. Torre’s skillful storytelling unveils tales of intriguing plant-animal relationships, erotic art iconography, and botanical mysteries, highlighting orchids’ unparalleled significance in this fascinating and bizarre world. Tim Entwisle, a botanic expert, praises Torre’s compelling blend of science and culture, inviting readers to explore the enchanting realm of these extraordinary flowers.
|Dimensions||13.8 × 21.6 cm|