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Bark An Intimate Look at the World's Trees by Cedric Pollet

Bark An Intimate Look at the World's Trees

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Bark An Intimate Look at the World's Trees by Cedric Pollet

This extraordinary book is the culmination of ten years of photography dedicated to finding the most beautiful examples of tree bark around the globe. Here are the most spectacular, striking and remarkable examples of bark found across the five continents. Each image is a work of art in itself, and is accompanied by a photograph of the tree in its natural environment, along with information about its origins and uses. Cedric Pollet has combined his scientific background and his passion for plants to create a highly informative text, which compliments the beauty of his photographs. Already a bestseller in France, where it was awarded the Redoute Prix Artistique for 2009, Bark will delight and inspire any nature lover. To visit Cedric Pollet's website click here


'Cedric Pollet has chosen the most remarkable species, listing their botanical names, their medicinal or constructive properties, their legends and peculiarities. He has visited more than twenty-five countries, camera at the ready, in search of the moment when each tree is at its most spectacular.'
Architectures a vivre Nov

/Dec 2008 'In an immense tribute to nature Cedric Pollet has photographed tree barks over a dozen years, revealing an unsurpassable source of inspiration . These are images to display at home and bring nature into the house.
Inspirations Deco Nature Oct

/Nov 2008 Editor's pick: Dazzling photographs of tree bark from all over the world. Bookseller Inspirational. Saga This book is a work of art. We all dream about one day capturing images of this quality on out own cameras. It will inspire many of us to travel and see these plants growing naturally with our own eyes - and maybe have one or two of them growing somewhere in our own gardens on specimen plants. BBC Gardens Illustrated Pollet's inventive eye moves in close to examine the intricate textures and patterns and interwoven colours that make up these tough exteriors. The result is a series of wonderful abstract images with bags of detail. Amateur Photographer At first I thought this to be an unusual concept for a book, but as soon as I opened it I was blown away by the breathtaking images. This large, 10x13 inch book is truly a treat for the eyes. It is alive with the stunningly rich colours and amazing textures and patterns of some of the most beautiful tree bark from around the world. Outdoor Photography Has to be one of the year's most handsome plant books. Irish Garden Should be enjoyed as a beautiful picture book. Cedric Pollet deserves his Redoute Prix Artistique. Spectator His photographs capture the extraordinary texture, colour and details of trees that we think of as rather ordinary. Scotsman What a beautiful book! Intimate and close up photographs of tree bark that will make you appreciate trees as never before. Professional Gardener A jaw-dropping riot of colours and textures that puts even the most exuberant of modern painters to shame. A splendid book that would make a fine gift for any natural history enthusiast. Dales Life Bark will have you panting; it is the last word in garden porn. Printed on the glossiest paper, it's a large-format book showing ... well, bark, tree skin, with full-length tree portraits thrown in to lower the temperature a little. Pollet has spent years travelling the world with his camera and has produced what, at first glance, might be a book on abstract painting, such are the patterns, textures and vibrant colours. For once the word gorgeous truly applies, and if there's not much reading here it doesn't matter. Look at that Tasmanian snow gum! Look at that bull's-horn acacia! Phwoaar! Show me the nature-lover who could resist. Times Possibly the most beautiful book published last year. Page after page of utterly stunning photography. As a publisher I'm consumed with envy; as a tree lover, grateful beyond words. The Week Outrageously beautiful, stunningly revealing and wonderfully instructive. You'll never look at trees the same way again. -- David Wheeler In close up, small sections of bark suddenly seem like vast jewel-like landscapes. It is a work of art. Garden Answers This is a great coffee-table book that will appeal to a wide audience through its wonderful and captivating photographs. Garden Cedric Pollett has given us a picture book in which the pages open up to reveal a world that exists in trees all around us but we seldom stop to look at. It's time to discover the bark kisses on the 'Polpus alba
that seem to symbolise the self

-confessed love affair that this young photographer and landscaper has been carrying on across the workd for more than a decade. There are years of inspiration for any designer here, though no one could ever truely capture such glory in print. Oh, hang on, I think maybe Cedric Pollet just did. Tree News Pollet's photographs will compel you to stroke the pages. Westonbirt magazine

About the Author

With a background in landscape design, Cedric Pollet is a nature photographer fascinated by the incredible beauty found in tree bark. Ten years ago, he took the slightly unorthodox decision to devote his professional life to photographing it. As a result he has travelled through 25 countries, and today he makes his living from his reports, photo prints, exhibitions and educational workshops. Cedric lives in Nice, in the South of France. To visit Cedric Pollet's website click here

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Publication date

5th August 2010


Cedric Pollet

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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd


192 pages


Trees, wildflowers & plants
Photographs: collections



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