A small, pretty volume of beautiful Japanese floral images from the turn of the last century, which were the result of cross-pollination with European Art Nouveau, drawn from various books in the collection of the MFA Boston (follow-up volume to Plants and Their Application to Ornament).
The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876. Built in Copley Square, Boston, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue. Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art.