A kaleidoscopic celebration of the USDA's pomological collection, offering an engaging, biophillic meditation upon the sweetest of the earth's produce. Features watercolors from the 19th and early 20th century assembled between 1886 and 1942. These botanically accurate watercolors were executed by some 21 professional artists (including nine women). This gorgeous volume encompasses fruit-suffused anecdotes and observations drawn from the fields of archaeology and anthropology, horticulture and literature, ancient representation and contemporary visual art.
Hardcover, 356 pages. Measures 8” x 11”. Published by Atelier Éditions, 2021. Images from The U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Introduction and text by Adam Leith Gollner and Mariana Viaglione. Contributions by Jacqueline Landy, John McPhee, and Michael Pollan.