GARDEN EDEN: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration


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GARDEN EDEN: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

H. WALTER LACK    Book Number: 90744    Product format: Hardback

Art meets science in this far-reaching catalogue of botanical illustration. Drawn from the vaults of the National Library of Vienna, these exquisite colour reproductions range from 6th century manuscripts to 19th century masterpieces and celebrate both the skill of botanical artists and the abundance of natural flora. In pursuit of both knowledge and delight, the craft of botanical illustration has always required not only meticulous draftsmanship but also a rigorous scientific understanding. This new edition of a Taschen classic celebrates the botanical tradition and talents with a selection of outstanding works from the National Library of Vienna, including many new images. From Byzantine manuscripts right through to 19th century masterpieces, through peonies, callas, and chrysanthemums, these exquisite reproductions dazzle in their accuracy and their aesthetics. Whether in gently furled leaves, precisely textured fruits, or the sheer beauty and variety of colours, we celebrate an art form as tender as it is precise, and ever more resonant amid our growing awareness of our ecological surroundings and the preciousness of natural flora. 25 x 34½cm, 4.19 kg, 576 pages. Multilingual edition, text in English, French and German. New from Taschen.
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Bibliophile price: £46.00


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ISBN 9783836577397
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