Illustrator Thibaud Herem is nurturing a homegrown arboretum in his flat in Clapton. With over 30 species of tree ranging from oak to Japanese maple to giant redwood, this is a documentation of his obsession as well as a visual exploration of the beautiful shapes and forms found in nature. Within a personal narrative, this little book includes fascinating informa- tion about the trees, the process of planting and cultivating them, and musings on society's relationship to the architecture of trees. Gorgeously illustrated and presented, this is a lovely, thoughtful gift book for garden- ers, hobbyists and illustration enthusiasts.
Thibaud Herem is a French illustrator uprooted and transplanted to East London. He is the author of Know Your Rodent (Cicada 2011), Draw Me a House (Cicada, 2013) and London Deco (NoBrow 2015). His metic- ulous architectural illustrations have been featured on London Under- ground and in Liberty. His new illustration style is influenced by a year- long residency in Japan.