Flora's Feast: A Masque Of Flowers, Book, 1902
One of Crane’s most well-received books, Flora’s Feast tells the story of goddess Flora waking all the flowers in a garden for their blooming, to form a great ceremonial spring procession. It was the first of a series of books by Crane that featured flowers imitating human activities. The designer’s playful depiction of nature contrasted with the highly technical language of illustrations for the period’s scientific texts on botany but nurtured the same enthusiasm for the natural world
It is credited
Gift of Elizabeth d’Hauteville Kean, Smithsonian Libraries, NX650.F57 C89f 1902.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 25.3 × 38 cm (9 15/16 × 14 15/16 in.)