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Flowers of the Islands in the Sun Bermuda Barbados Bahamas Caribbean Islands Hawaii
Flowers of the Islands in the Sun Bermuda Barbados Bahamas Caribbean Islands Hawaii Author:Clarence E. Hall Graham Gooding 32 full page prints of large paintings of individual flowers by Clarence E. Hall, an artist who visited Barbados and for three summers thereafter he returned to sketch and paint its semitropical flora. Mr. Hall's paintings are now reproduced in this handsome volume together with an authoritative text by Graham Gooding. — The allure of flowers is... more » universal. While attracting birds and insects to play their roles in procreation, their inflorescenes and perfumes also entice mankind. Mr. Hall feels that, aside from beauty, one should see in the life of flowers the limitless fecundity of nature, the entire span of procreation. To behold the paintings and study the commentaries in this book is to glimpse the vast extent of beauty and re-creation which surrounds us in the life of plants and flowers. "The discovery of these glorious manifestations of nature" was Mr. Hall's inspiration for this book.
] These flowers, including many that are not found in other publications of this type, are freely painted in vivid colors and in sizes true to life. Although this book was an artistic endeavor, it wil have real value as a reference book, and quite apart from its brilliant coloring and informative text, will be treasured by anyone who has ever visited those alluring islands.« less