Palm Wonderful A New Book Explores This Intriguing Tree

By Kailash Maharaj
July 1, 2015

Martius Book of Palms

 

The fascinating world of palms. 

Martius: The Book of Palms By H. Walter Lack (Taschen)

Perhaps no tree on earth is as evocative as the palm.  In northern climes palms signify exoticism. In southern climes palms are a source of food, clothing, and shelter. Based on the work of 19th century European explorer Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius’ travels to Brazil, this book reproduces the coloured plates that captivated royalty, philosophers including Goethe and the general public.

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.