An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection
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Assembled between 1886 and 1942, this gorgeous volume includes remarkable botanically accurate watercolors alongside fruit-suffused anecdotes and observations drawn from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, horticulture, literature, visual art, and American pomology.
Authored largely before the widespread application of photography, the watercolors were intended to aid the nation’s fruit growers. The United States Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection encompasses 7,497 botanical watercolor paintings of evolving fruit and nut varieties, alongside specimens introduced by USDA plant explorers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Foreword – x
Introduction – Adam Leith Gollner
Texts – Adam Leith Gollner, Jacqueline Landey, John McPhee, Michael Pollan, and Marina Vitaglione
Contributions – Jacqueline Landy, John McPhee, Michael Pollan, and Marina Vitaglione
Specifications – Hardcover, 8 x 1.4 x 11.25 inches, 384 pages
ISBN – 978-1-7336220-4-2