A Desert Illuminated: Cactus Flowers of the Sonoran Desert
This unique book combines natural history and art in ways that evoke both an intellectual and an aesthetic reaction in the reader The stunning close-up photographs are wrapped in the visual and contextual embrace of a Renaissance-era illuminated manuscript that anchors the volume to humankind's longstanding passion for science and art. Includes four essays by well-known biologists and 80 four-color photographs. Design by Terry Moody at Studio Orange Street.
Author: John P. Schaefer
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press; First edition (November 1, 2008)