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Botanical Art From The Golden Age Of Scientific Discovery

Author : Anna Laurent
ISBN : 022632107X
Genre : Nature
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Within the taxonomy of wall charts, botanical charts ably capture the golden age of botanical illustration, and one in which naturalists were charting new territories across the globe, making discoveries that wall charts then brought to students and teachers in extraordinary and elegant ways. These botanic charts were incredible syntheses of science, art, and pedagogy. Wall Flower reproduces over 200 previously unpublished botanical wall charts, and pairs each with discursive captions that talks about the species in the charts, the scientists and illustrators who created them, and particular characteristics of the charts. As this collection is aimed in part at gardeners, the text also is infused with information about the plant anatomy and morphology, such as the variance among the Aracea family, and the lemon fragrance Arisaeme giffithi emits. In addition to the narrative text, each wall chart, as shown in the sample, is identified by year of publication, provenance, author, language, dimensions, title, and species featured. Collectively, the work provides a glimpse into a rich heritage that should appeal to readers of gardening and botany, art, science, and natural history.

A New Flowering

Author : Shirley Sherwood
ISBN : 1854442066
Genre : Art
File Size : 56. 30 MB
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A collection of one thousand years of botanical art displayed in the Ashmolean's leading exhibition, which provides an opportunity to compare illustrations by contemporary artists alongside botanical art of the past. The oldest exhibit is a drawing of a

The Art Of Botanical Illustration

Author : Wilfrid Blunt
ISBN : 0486272656
Genre : Art
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This beautiful book surveys the evolution of botanical illustration from the crude scratchings of paleolithic man down to the highly scientific work of the 20th-century. 186 magnificent examples, over 30 in full color.

Treasured Trees

Author : Masumi Yamanaka
ISBN : 1842465864
Genre : Art
File Size : 26. 42 MB
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This book is a celebration of trees, with beautiful botanical art as its centerpiece, accompanied by an entertaining and informative text. The paintings by Japanese artist Masumi Yamanaka illustrate the oldest and finest trees growing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, showing the flowers and foliage and sometimes fruit at different stages throughout the year. This book accompanies an exhibition at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew opening in Spring 2015. These unique paintings are accompanied by the artist's commentary on the process of painting each tree and her personal experience with them. Masumi also provides an artist's preface, describing the progress of the paintings from sketch to finished work. Renowned author Martyn Rix provides detailed text to accompany each tree, describing the natural distribution and cultivation history, as well as other points of interest including uses and associated wildlife. Kew's Tony Kirkham provides an introductory chapter describing the history of tree planting at Kew Gardens and the measures taken to keep them healthy, as well as looking at other great arboreta around the world. This book is ideal for all those lovers of trees and botanical art, and celebrates the strong association many of us have with trees and their presence in the landscape.

The Kew Book Of Botanical Illustration

Author : Christabel King
ISBN : 1844489477
Genre : Art
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Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and covers materials, collecting and preserving plant specimens, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, using dividers, drawing from life, composition, light and shade and tranferring drawings. She goes on to discuss painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine. A chapter on travel drawings gives a flavour of the author's passion and worldwide experience. There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms. The text is highly illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings.

The Plant Hunters

Author : Carolyn Fry (Science writer)
ISBN : 022609331X
Genre : Nature
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From geraniums to begonias, the common plants that often adorn backyard gardens are rarely native to our region. The same goes for many of the diverse and delicious fruits and vegetables that grace our dinner tables. We take their accessibility and ubiquity for granted, unaware of the great debt we owe to the naturalists and explorers who traveled around the world in search of these then unusual plants and brought back samples and seeds—along with fantastic stories. In The Plant Hunters, Carolyn Fry pays homage to those whose obsession with plants gave rise to our own passion for botanicals and gardening. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred images from the archives at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, The Plant Hunters offers an accessible history of plant exploration and discovery through short, informative entries. From the naturalists of Alexander the Great’s entourage to pioneering botanists such as Joseph Hooker, Joseph Banks, and Alexander von Humboldt, Fry’s history covers the globe in its celebration of our fascination with plants. She shows how coconut trees and numerous fruits and vegetables were spread from one country to many, and the significant role that newly discovered plants, including tulips, tea, and rubber, have played in economic history. The Plant Hunters also traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the many uses of plants in medicine. In addition to stunning botanical drawings, the book features several unique facsimiles, including a letter from Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy; extracts from Joseph Hooker’s notebooks; an extract from the orchid sketchbook of John Day; and an original map of Kew Gardens made in 1740 by Jean Rocque. This gorgeous and entertaining history will be a perfect gift for gardeners, and anyone fascinated by the intersection of the histories of science and discovery.

The Art Of The Plant World

Author : Martyn Rix
ISBN : 0879511184
Genre : Architecture
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Traces the history of botany and botanical illustration and describes the voyages of exploration that added to the knowledge of the world's plants

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