An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts


The USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection includes almost 7,500 artworks of evolving fruit and nut varieties; alongside specimens introduced by USDA plant explorers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Assembled between 1886 and 1942, these botanically accurate studies were executed by 21 professional artists,  including ten women.

With an abundance of reproductions from the collection, this gorgeous volume encompasses fruit forward anecdotes and observations drawn from the fields of archaeology and anthropology, horticulture and literature, ancient representation and contemporary visual art. It includes contributions by authors Jacqueline Landy, John McPhee, Michael Pollan and Marina Vitaglione. 

size: 11.5" L x 8" W, 384 pages
content: hardcover
note: we're nuts for this book

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