Koen Van De Wouw - Dutch Palm Lovers

Publisher Koen Van De Wouw

ISBN 9789090319506

Idea Code 19570

Palms are not native to the Netherlands, yet many have found themselves on Dutch soil. There are over 3,000 species of palm trees, but only a few of these can survive the freezing winter temperatures of northern Europe. The solution is to wrap them up and prevent them from getting frostbite. Like giant pieces of art, these wonky, wild sculptures are littered across the country’s wintertime landscape. This book documents Dutch photographer Koen van de Wouw’s fascination with these exotic plants, and the touching and tender steps Dutch people will take to save their piece of sunshine, no matter how cold it gets. Far from home, the palm perseveres – but with human help, it can thrive.

24 p, ills colour, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English


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