New Mexico: Arena Editions, 2000. Folio. (14 x 11 inches). First edition, 132pp. 60 duo-tone black-and-white photographs of flowers.
Olive-colored publisher's cloth with white lettering on spine, dust jacket. Fine copy.
Tom Baril's second monograph features 60 close-up black-and-white photographs of flowers.
Botanica is Tom Baril's second monograph and follows his self-titled book from 1997. Botanica reproduces sixty of Baril's flora images in a large format design that echoes the scale of his prints. Building on a long tradition of botanical studies, Baril's unique black-and-white images are reminiscent of scientific botanical artwork from the nineteenth century.