A gorgeous new edition with the cover printed on silver. Towards the end of his life and much inspired by Japanese water gardens,
Monet spent a great deal of time in his beloved Giverny. Adorned with poppies, blue sage, dahlias and irises, the waters were
disturbed only by bamboos and water lilies. His water garden was originally created to satisfy a need to be near water, and
to provide a visual feast that could be enjoyed from his house. The pond was fed by the river Ru, and weeping willow and silver
birch hung over its edges, caressing the fronds of the greenery and blossoms below. Its famous green wooden footbridge was
built across the water and it became the central focus of many of his works. He said, 'It took me some time to understand
my water lilies. I planted them for pleasure.' and so he began to work on what is probably the most famous series of paintings
the world has ever seen.