Cathedrals for Plants
- Unique combination of art photography and some of the most beautiful greenhouses in Europe
- Enlightening texts including a short cultural history of greenhouses and their botanical treasures
- Photographer Werner Pawlok takes us on a journey to enchanted places like Kew Gardens or the Royal Greenhouses in Laken
Botanical gardens represent people’s centuries-old fascination with exotic plants. Werner Pawlok has photographically explored special tropical greenhouses within Europe and shows us here his most beautiful pictures in his usual colourfully expressive manner – from the Palm House in the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen, to Kew Gardens in London, and the Great Palm House at Schönbrunn. The scent of the warm earth and the breath of the plants can almost be felt when looking at the large-format and colourful pictures. Fascinating interplays of colour allow the filigree architecture of famous master builders and the impressive plants to shine in a special light. Pawlok, self-taught and intuitive photographer, captures these magical places in a fascinating way. Each photo is a work of art in itself.
Interesting texts about the cultural history of greenhouses, from the simple wooden construction to the efficient glass dome, accompany this extraordinary photo book. Let yourself be inspired by Pawlok’s high-end photographs and embark on a nostalgic journey. As Pawlok himself puts it: “Being allowed to enter these wonderful glass palaces and explore their green-scented, tropical interiors with my camera felt like an expedition into the heart of the 19th century.”
Text in English and German.
- teNeues Books
- Publish date
- 10th Jul 2023
- World excluding Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands
- 370 mm x 290 mm
- 304 Pages
- 200 color