Artists, designers, craftspeople, and embroiderers will find endless inspiration in this rich sourcebook, filled with 4,000 beautiful images of flowers and plants in a range of styles and from a variety of historical periods. All the high-quality, beautifully drafted pictures can easily be enlarged and photocopied, and the organization makes it easy to find just what's wanted. The choice is simply astounding. Pore through Egyptian, Greek, Romanesque, Byzantine, Folk, Medieval, Islamic, Chinese, Japanese, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco motifs, blossoming in profusion on the pages. In addition to floral favorites, such as lilies, roses, and tulips, other featured plants include vegetables, a cornucopia of fruits, and trees, from firs to palms. An introductory design class helps readers make the most of this bounty.