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Title Plant : exploring the botanical world / [commissioning editor: Victoria Clarke ; project editor: Rosie Pickles].

Publication Info. [New York, NY] : Phaidon Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    704.9434 PLA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "The artworks in this book have been arranged in pairs to highlight interesting comparisons and contrasts based loosely on their subject, age, purpose, origin or appearance. This organizational system is not definitive and many other arrangements would have been possible. A chronological survey of botanical art can be found in the timeline at the back."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 343) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Works of art -- Timeline -- Plant taxonomy & glossary -- Selected biographies -- Further reading -- Index.
Summary 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work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.
Subject Plants in art -- Pictorial works.
Plants in art -- History.
Flowers in art -- Pictorial works.
Botanical illustration.
Botanical illustration -- History.
Added Author Clarke, Victoria, editor.
Pickles, Rosie, editor.
Added Title Exploring the botanical world
ISBN 9780714871486 (hardback)
0714871486 (hardback)

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