If you happened to be taking an art class (let’s just say acrylics, for example) and the instructor insisted that you start out by painting flowers and you heard yourself groan, well, then this is the book for you. Botanica by Howard Schatz is a volume full of flowers as they do not usually appear. Sure, sure, flowers are usually beautiful just the way they are, but these ones are downright glamorous, dressed up and ready for a night on the town.
Hardcover, 156 pages. Bulfinch 2005. $37.80 at Amazon.