Redouté: Selection Of The Most Beautiful Flowers Xxl by Werner DressendörferRedouté: Selection Of The Most Beautiful Flowers Xxl by Werner Dressendörfer

Redouté: Selection Of The Most Beautiful Flowers Xxl

byWerner Dressendörfer, H. Walter LackBy (artist)Pierre-joseph Redouté

Hardcover | July 11, 2015

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Flower Power: The finest work of the "Raphael of flowers"
Redouté was forever in high demand. Official court draftsman to Queen Marie-Antoinette (who purportedly summoned him at midnight to paint a cactus), and later a favorite of Joséphine Bonaparte, the artist brought flowers to the highest of places, and offset the chaotic upheaval of the French Revolution with the delicacy of perfectly drawn petals.

This reprint brings together 144 examples of Redouté’s flower, branch, and fruit drawings. Originally published between 1827 and 1833, these precise yet tender illustrations are as delightful as they are informative, recording some of the most delicate plant specimens in the world and evoking the beauty of defunct Parisian greenhouses and gardens.

Text in English, French, and German
Werner Dressendorfer, pharmaceutical historian and lecturer at the universities of Erlangen and Wurzburg, is currently conducting research into the history of healing plants from a socio-cultural viewpoint, with a focus on the symbolism of plants and their role in superstition. He is the author of a number of pharmaceutical publication...
Title:Redouté: Selection Of The Most Beautiful Flowers XxlFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 15.6 × 11.2 × 0.98 inPublished:July 11, 2015Publisher:TaschenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3836505150

ISBN - 13:9783836505154