Anne Geene — The Book of Plants

Awarded ‘Best Dutch Book Designs 2021’

The BOOK of PLANTS takes you on an expedition through the microcosm of leaf, bud and flower toward branch, stem and trunk, falling in that macrocosm of grass, herb, shrub, bush and tree. A world with an immeasurable variation in colour, shape and size.

BOOK of PLANTS, 2021
570 pages | 23 x 16 cm | full colour
Edition of 1500 | including 50 collector’s copies
Language: English / Dutch
Published by Uitgeverij de HEF publishers

€ 60 + shipping

Collector’s edition
Print ‘Field of Grass’ + collector’s copy BOOK of PLANTS
Archival matte inkjet print | 23 x 16 cm | Edition of 50
Optional: white painted wooden frame with museum glass

€ 275 (unframed)
€ 375 (framed)
+ shipping



The BOOK of PLANTS by Anne Geene is a eulogy on plants in all their appearances. With this herbagraphic work, Geene continues building an oeuvre that is an expression of the remarkable beauty of the unremarkable. Her quest for specimens with various types of formations and deformations gives the BOOK of PLANTS a teratological dimension.

In Geene’s work, the photograph itself is rarely the focus. Taken out of their context the pictures are often no more than a registration of an inconspicuous fact. Geene’s art is all about collection, about the image in relation to other images and the ability to create new images by merging and arranging them. The result may redefine “farfetched”, adding a novel, creative and positive connotation.

Anne Geene — The Book of Plants