A tribute to mushrooms and other fungi from around the world, Treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi showcases Taylor's world-class photography. Grouped by appearance and characteristics with sections including a "A Touch of Glass," "Magic Carpets and Spore Gardens," and "The Wild, Weird, and the Wonderful," Treasures showcases fungi shot in Russia, Finland, Sweden, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, India, Switzerland, Japan, and United States.
A perfect gift for a special occasion, Treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi is a delight to mushroom enthusiastists, arm-chair travelers, fans of fine photography, and nature lovers of all kinds.
Hard-cover coffee table book with dust jacket
Dimensions: 11 inches x 9 1/4 inches
Signed by the author -- Species index -- 128 pages
First Printing, $100, also available here.
Comments about the Book:
This is an
absolutely sumptuous book of stunning photographs . . . some
of which are absolutely breathtaking, the rest simply superb."
-- Jonathan Revett, Field Mycology
". . . the most impressive photographic work of its kind . . . showing some of the most spectacular fungi"-- Marco Floriani, Italy
"'Simply stunning' is the best way
to describe this offering from photographer and mushroom lover
Taylor Lockwood. 128 pages of gorgeous full-color photographs
of fungi from around the world."
-- Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running
"Taylor F. Lockwood has done for mushrooms
what Ansel Adams did for Yosemite Valley . . . His photographs
are too beautiful to be believed."
-- Andrew Todhunter, author of A Meal Observed
"Breathtaking, awesome, and exquisite
. . . Not only does he search out the most pristine mushrooms
to photograph, his composition, color, and lighting are unparalleled.
Taylor is the Michelangelo of the mushroom world."
-- Dr. Don Hemmes, Professor of Biology, University of Hawai'i at Hilo
". . . his technical and creative
talents as photographer are clearly demonstrated in the
spectacular images that result."
-- Simon H. Lewis, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
"This book showcases 274 of the most
enchanting images . . . enhanced by a perceptive eye for meaningful
detail and by skilled composition and lighting technique."
-- Harley Barnhart, Mushroom, the Journal
"Deliciously lit specimens . . . intrepid
shutterwork . . . a lot of juicy fun."
-- Carl T. Hall, San Francisco Chronicle
". . . his appreciation, technical
skill and fungi hunting expertise transport us to previously
unseen spectacles hidden deep in the forests and jungles of
the world. Glistening, colorful, graceful and even sensual
fungal forms fill each page."
-- Roy Reehil, publisher, The Forager Press