Toxic Garden Book


In the foreword to this darkly poetic book, influential Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf remarks on the irony of beautiful plants that are deadly. Luscious archival imagery is followed by philosophical meditations on the symbolic metaphors of poisonous plants.

Beautifully designed by Aurore Chauve, this artfully produced paperback has a fold-out poster cover and exposed sewn binding.

Note: This book is now out of print
Second Edition of 700 copies
We are currently the only U.S. stockist
Not sold on Amazon.

164 pages
21 x 27.5 cm
Offset printed in France

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We are lifelong bibliophiles. Shelves filled with books line our studio walls and more are stacked on every surface. We admire their design, scrutinize their typography, fetishize their paper and analyze their binding. We read them for research, for inspiration, for the sheer pleasure of exploring new worlds of thought and experience.

We have curated a selection of books to offer our audience, based on our interests and yours. Most of our books are limited editions or out of print, they are seldom available in the US, and not available on Amazon. 

The fact that we have now launched our own imprint seems an inevitable extension. Wms&Co. books are created in collaboration with the interesting characters, visionaries and designers we encounter. Subject matter varies wildly but is always infused with the spirit of creativity and a respect for good design.

All books are final sale: non-refundable and non-exchangable. 


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