A Garden Of Ordinary Miracles: An Alphabet Book (Hardcover)
A veritable illuminated manuscript cataloging the A to Z of nature’s everyday wonders to create the perfect gift book. More than a master’s-eye view of nature, and infinitely more than a simple illustrated A to Z book, A Garden of Ordinary Miracles catalogues the breathtaking beauty and variety of flowers in full bloom, in glorious hand-drawn illustrations. Anyone who loves nature will be instantly transported to an alphabetical landscape where everything from azaleas and zinnias bloom all year long. Each overgrown spread bursts with gorgeously rendered full-color and pen-and-ink representations of flora (and fauna) whose names begin with a particular letter. Prance through P, overrun by peonies and poppies, or wander around W’s wisteria and water lilies. With so much to look at and enjoy on each page, readers will be enchanted and entranced by the intricately detailed and whimsical nature of Zakanitch’s art. Packaged as the ultimate gift for adults, gardeners, or those sitting at their knee, this garden book is nothing short of a miracle.
Robert Zakanitch has been exhibiting his artwork since 1965. He has had numerous solo and group shows throughout the United States and Europe and has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is the illustrator of Last Night I Dreamed a Circus and Good Dog.
“A beautifully illustrated text that offers the names of ordinary flowers and what they look like. There is so much to look at and enjoy on each page. Readers will be enchanted and entranced by the intricately detailed and whimsical nature of Zakanitch’s art, combining pen and ink and color…it’s worth acquiring for the artwork alone…” ~Joel Lerner, Lernscape blogspot