Beauty of the Flower, The: The Art and Science of Botanical Illustration

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Featuring superb and rare images, The Beauty of the Flower reveals the fascinating stories behind botanical illustration.

Blooming with rare archival images, the story of scientific botanical illustrations over nearly seven hundred years.

In a world flooded with images designed to create memories, validate perceptions, and influence others, botanical illustration is about something much more focused: creating technically accurate depictions of plants. Reproductions of centuries-old botanical illustrations frequently adorn greeting cards, pottery, and advertising, to promote heritage or generate income, yet their art is scientific: intended to record, display, and transmit scientific data. The Beauty of the Flower tells the backstory of these images, showing us how scientific botanical illustrations are collaborations among artists, scientists, and publishers. It explores the evolution and interchanges of these illustrations since the mid-fifteenth century, how they have been used to communicate scientific ideas about plants, and how views of botanical imagery change. 

Featuring unique images rarely seen outside of specialist literature, this book reveals the fascinating stories behind these remarkable illustrations.


SKU 9781789147803
Barcode # 9781789147803
Brand Reaktion Books
Artist / Author Stephen A Harris
Shipping Weight 0.3500kg
Shipping Width 0.020m
Shipping Height 0.248m
Shipping Length 0.191m
Unit Of Measure each
Number of pages 320

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