Cherry Blossoms: The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival outlines the origins and the history of the Cherry Blossom Festival and is illustrated with historical photography showing the festival's evolution over the years. The majority of photographs come from award-winning photographer Ron Blunt. This stunningly beautiful record of the nation's biggest springtime festival is an object d'art to grace coffee tables around the globe with a beautiful memory of the beauty and fragility of spring. Capturing the true essence of spring, Blunt's striking photography allows both frequent Cherry Blossom Festival visitors and those who are unable to travel to the festival the chance to relive or experience for the first time the splendor of the blooming cherry blossoms through his photography. This richly illustrated commemorative book, created in honor of the event's 100th anniversary in 2012, is the perfect gift for all those who desire to celebrate this nationally recognized event.
Ann McClellan's distinguished career included executive positions at the Smithsonian Institution, World Wildlife Fund, the American Lung Association, and the American Association of Museums. She is a resident of Washington, D.C.