REDOUTE: BOOK OF FLOWERS - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION


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REDOUTE: BOOK OF FLOWERS - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

H. WALTER LACK    Book Number: 88640    Product format: Hardback

Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolour paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon's wife Josephine, he was dubbed "the Raphael of flowers," and is regarded to this day as a master of botanical illustration. This collection brings the best-selling XL-sized edition to a smaller, more convenient format, carefully gathering some of the finest colour engravings from Redouté's illustrations of Roses (1817-1824), Lilies (1802-1816), and Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits (Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits). Offering a vibrant overview of Redouté's mix of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris. His illustrations of the Botanical Alphabets of D. N. Guillamain were a landmark in flower painting and he was an innovator in the techniques of printing including 'stipple-engraving'. 15.6 x 21.7 cm, 1.46 kg, 512 pages. Beautiful colour artworks. Text in English, French and German. New, bargain price.
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ISBN 9783836556651
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Customer ratings for REDOUTE: BOOK OF FLOWERS - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Number of ratings: 2
Average rating: 5
Excellent
from Anonymous on 19/04/2021
Beautifully produced book with wonderful colour images of botanical art. A joy to own.
excellent
from Anonymous on 22/01/2021
Lovely book, images are fab