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Bark: An Intimate Look at the World's Trees

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: Cédric Pollet (Illustrator)

192 pages, 400 colour photos

Frances Lincoln Ltd

Hardback | Aug 2010 | #185202 | ISBN-13: 9780711231375
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About this book

This book is the culmination of ten years of photography dedicated to finding the most beautiful examples of tree bark around the globe. The author presents the most spectacular, striking and remarkable examples of bark that he has 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 complements the beauty of his photographs.

'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


Contents

Europe Section
- Betula pendula : Silver Birch
- Platanus x acerifolia : London Plane Tree
- Taxus baccata : Yew
- Populus alba : White Poplar
- Castanea sativa : Sweet Chestnut
- Olea europaea : Olive
- Pinus pinaster : Maritime Pine
- Pinus pinea : Umbrella Pine
- Quercus suber : Cork Oak
- Arbutus andrachne : Grecian Strawberry Tree

America Section
- Sequioadendron giganteum : Giant Sequoia
- Betula papyrifera : Paper Birch
- Taxodium distichum : Bald Cypress
- Ficus aurea : Florida Strangler Fig
- Bursera simaruba : Gumbo Limbo
- Sabal palmetto : Cabbage Palm
- Roystonea regia : Cuban Royal Palm
- Arbutus menziesii : Pacific Madrone
- Sequoia sempervirens : Coast Redwood
- Arctostaphylos obispoensis : San Luis Obispo Manzanita
- Cupressus glabra : Smooth Arizona Cypress
- Pinus longaeva : Great Basin Bristlecone Pine
- Parkinsonia florida : Blue Palo verde
- Fouquieria splendens : Ocotillo
- Washingtonia robusta : Mexican Fan Palm
- Nolina longifolia : Oaxacan Pony Tail
- Acacia sphaerocephala : Bull's Horn Acacia
- Psidium guajava : Guava
- Carica papaya : Papaya
- Pseudobombax ellipticum : Shaving Brush Tree
- Ceiba pentandra : Kapok Tree
- Guaiacum officinale : Guaiac
- Heva brasiliensis : Rubber Tree
- Polylepis australis : Tabaquillo
- Myrtus luma : Chilean Myrtle

Oceania Section
- Cyathea medullaris : Black Tree Fern
- Agathis australis : New Zealand Kauri
- Xanthorrhoea australis : Grass Tree
- Eucalyptus coccifera : Tasmanian Snow Gum
- Eucalyptus spathulata : Swamp Mallet
- Eucalyptus camaldulensis : River Red Gum
- Eucalyptus sclerophylla : Hard-leaved Scribbly Gum
- Eucalyptus dorrigoensis : Dorrigo White Gum
- Angophora costata : Sydney Red Gum
- Corymbia maculata : Spotted Gum
- Corymbia citriodora : Lemon-scented Gum
- Melaleuca quinquenervia : Broad-leaved Paperbarks
- Brachychiton rupestris : Bottle Tree
- Araucaria cunninghamii : Hoop Pine

Asia Section
- Phyllostachys pubescens : Moso Bamboo
- Eucalyptus deglupta : Rainbow Eucalyptus
- Metroxylon sagu : Sago Palm
- Cyrtostachys renda : Lipstick Palm
- Ficus benjamina : Weeping Fig
- Cinnamomum verum : Ceylon Cinnamon
- Musa basjoo : Japanese Banana
- Prunus serrula : Tibetan Cherry
- Betula albosinensis : Chinese Red Birch
- Betula utilis : Himalayan Birch
- Zelkova sinica : Chinese Zelkova
- Pinus bungeana : Lacebark Pine
- Stewartia pseudocamellia : Japanese Stewartia
 - Lagerstroemia 'Natchez' : 'Natchez' Crape Myrtle
- Acer griseum : Paperbark Maple
- Acer davidii : Pere David's Maple
- Parrotia persica : Persian Ironwood
- Gleditsia caspica : Caspian Locust

Africa Section
- Adansonia digitata : African Baobab
- Dracaena cinnabari : Dragon's Blood Tree
- Boswellia elongata : Frankincense Tree
- Sterculia africana var. socotrana : Soqotri Star-chestnut
- Adenium socotranum : Soqotri Desert Rose
 - Ensete ventricosum : Abyssinian Banana
- Ravenala madagascariensis : Traveler's Tree
- Borassus aethiopium : African Palmyra Palm
- Bismarckia nobilis : Bismarck Palm
- Adansonia rubrostipa : Fony Baobab
- Pachypodium geayi : Madagascar Palm
- Euphorbia plagiantha : Flank-flowered Spurge
- Commiphora marlothii : Paper-bark Corkwood
- Aloe dichotoma : Quiver Tree
- Cyphostemma juttae : Namibian Grape


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Biography

With a background in landscape design, Cédric 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.

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