BAUER BROTHERS: Images of Nature


BAUER BROTHERS: Images of Nature

PAUL MARTYN COOPER    Book Number: 85548    Product format: Paperback

Contemporaries of Redouté who emphasised the elegance of flowers above scientific accuracy, Franz Bauer and his brother Ferdinand proved that nature is evident, and art concealed in their exquisite botanical artworks. Their use of tone and sense of perspective and their fine attention to detail is closely observed in their illustrations and drawings of leaves, flowers, seeds of the pine family plants. Drawn from the 18th and 19th centuries, here is the work of two of the most accomplished natural history artists of all time. Their mammal drawings include the koala, seen with a baby on his back, the water rat, the blue crab, the Australian Ringneck and the red-winged parrot, Cycas media, a cone-bearing plant widespread in Queensland, the Blue Pincushion, a perennial herb widely found in Australia and work from their early years growing up in Austria. Franz spent 50 years as resident artist at Kew Gardens and Ferdinand participated in a historic voyage to Australia of HMS Investigator. The images include finely detailed watercolours of flowering plants collected from across the world, pioneering microscopical drawings of plant anatomy, and pictures of the newly discovered animals from the coasts of Australia. It is the perfect expression of botanical illustration and the world around us, much of this now disappeared. Produced with the Natural History Museum. 112pp in large softback, hundreds of colour illus. 8½" x 10".
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ISBN 9780565093594
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