How apples grow and reproduce, and the history, evolution and symbolism of the fruit are discussed in a compelling introduction in “Odd Apples,” a new book of apple photographs. The sometimes surprising photos display the colorful varieties, many with red or pink flesh. You’ll discover the fancifully striped Red St. Lawrence from Maine, the sleek Arkansas Black, the ruby Hidden Rose from Oregon, the pearly Yellow Transparent from Russia and several tortured knobbed russets from Sussex, England. At the end there’s a paragraph devoted to each one. The book, representing three years work, comes in a large format that includes a print of the Hidden Rose apple; a smaller, less expensive version of the book does not.
“Odd Apples” by William Mullan, designed by A.A. Trabucco-Campos (Hatje Cantz, $90 and $20), oddapples.photo.