Saturday, October 20, 2012

Vintage books on Australian flowers

I love flowers.

So I am particularly pleased to have picked up these vintage books at the Maling Road Antique Market in Canterbury for $2 and $3 a piece, check out the covers:


The photography is beautiful in that saturated sunny-hazed way of the 1970s.

I love both covers but the black-eyed red Sturt Pea reminds me of the Fred Williams exhibition I visited earlier this year where I marvelled at his abstract, vibrant Australian landscapes and appreciation of the Sturt desert pea:
Sturt desert pea (1974) by Fred Williams

Such gems; goes to show how it pays off to have time to rummage through the bargain box!

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