Glass Flowers from the Ware Collection of Harvard University--Insect Pollination Series by Fritz Kredel

$ 6.00

Fritz Kredel, 'Glass Flowers from the Ware Collection in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University,' published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1940.

Glass Flowers is a 58 page hardcover measuring 8 1/2" x 5 3/4".  The overall condition is good.

Book Summary

For nearly half a century Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka devoted their lives to the creation of the magnificent glass flower models which constitute the Ware Collection of Harvard University.  Probably in no museum in the world is there a comparable collection, and each year some 250,000 visitors enjoy the astonishing perfection of the Blaschka craftsmanship.  Although the collection covers a wide range of plants and flowers, no group is more fascinating than the insect pollination series, described and illustrated in this volume.  There are sixteen superb plates in full color by Fritz Kredel, with a full explanatory text and a brief history of the origin and development of the Ware Collection.