No flower incites passion and fervour quite like the tulip. Revered, cultivated and coveted for more than a thousand years, the tulip is at once historically significant and disarmingly modern. THE TULIP ANTHOLOGY brings its history and enduring power into sharp focus, marrying celebrated photographer Ron van Dongen's exquisite contemporary studies of the Tulipa genus with the words and artworks it has inspired over the last millennium. From eleventh-century poetry, through the Dutch Masters of the early sixteen hundreds, to twenty-first century photographs, it demonstrates our entanglement with a flower that has the capacity to enchant, inspire and even lead men to their ruin.



The Tulip Anthology by Ron van Dongen