Plant

Plant

Exploring the Botanical World

Book - 2016
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This fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Phaidon Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9780714871486
0714871486
Characteristics: 351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Alternative Title: Exploring the botanical world

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MaryElizabeth17
Jun 14, 2017

This is a sumptuous book. There are 310 color plates of botanical art and the arrangement of the plates is such that you can be looking at an illustration by a German botanical artist from the 17th century and turn the page and find a photograph by a 21st century photographer and then to a beautiful handwritten Arabic herbal illustration. It is such a delight that the arrangement brings so many surprises. Each plate has a short essay about how the illustration fits into the artist's overall body of work.

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