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Art meets science in this beautiful catalogue of botanical illustration. Drawn from the archives of the National Library of Vienna, these exquisite color reproductions range from 6th-century manuscripts to 19th-century masterpieces and celebrate both the skill of botanical artists and the abundance of natural flora.
Filled with stunning 18th and 19th-century illustrations of plants and other living creatures, this book is the first to bring together the life and art of the Bauer Brothers, who came to be three of the most celebrated botanical artists of all time.
Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and preservation, and Christabel King is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains botanical art and illustration, covering materials, collecting plant material, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, and painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine.
This is a revised edition of the bestselling book about the life and work of artist and musician Rory McEwen 1932-82.