Treasures Of Botanical Art

5 juin 2019|
Treasures Of Botanical Art de Shirley Sherwood
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Drawing from the Kew and Shirley Sherwood collections, Treasures of Botanical Art reveals the history of botanical painting, a genre devoted to beauty and science in equal measure. With its origins in fifteenth-century illustrations used to explain the medicinal and culinary uses of plants, botanical art has become an integral and captivating component of botanical science. To fully illuminate this history, the book presents more than two hundred stunning botanical paintings dating back to the fifteenth century. Paintings featured from the Kew collection include works by well-known artists the Bauer brothers, Redouté, Ehret, Fitch, Lilian Snelling and Margaret Mee as well as many lesser known artists. Contemporary works featured from the Sherwood collection by a host of international artists round out this impressive history.

Informative text on the origins, history, and relevance of botanical art, as well as information on the plants themselves, accompanies these stunning images. Biographies of more than 120 artists are provided at the end of the book, revealing the historical and international background of this genre.
Martyn Rix is a renowned horticulturalist and the author of many books, including The Golden Age of Botanical Art, Flora Japonica, and Treasured Trees, all also published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Shirley Sherwood has been collecting contemporary botanical drawings since 1990. The Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew is t...
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Titre :Treasures Of Botanical Art
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :192 pages, 9.75 X 7.5 X 1 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :192 pages, 9.75 X 7.5 X 1 po
Publié le :5 juin 2019
Publié par :Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781842466636

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