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Author Laurent, Anna, author.

Title Botanical art from the golden age of scientific discovery / Anna Laurent.

Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    580 LAU    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    580 LAU    DUE 06-01-20 Billed
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Description 224 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-217) and index.
Contents Introduction: the scientist, the illustrator, & the educator -- Amaryllidaceae/amaryllis family -- Apiaceae or umbelliferae/carrot family -- Araceae/arum family -- Asteraceae/daisy family -- Brassicaceae/cabbage family -- Caryophyllaceae/pink family -- Convulvulaceae/morning glory family -- Cucurbitaceae/gourd family -- Cycadaceae/cycad family -- Droseraceae/sundew family -- Euphorbiaceae/spurge family -- Fabaceae/bean family -- Hydrocharitaceae/frogbit fmaily & nymphaeaceae/waterlily family -- Liliaceae/lily family -- Musaceae/banana family & bromeliaceae/pineapple family -- Oleaceae/olive family -- Orchidaceae/orchid family -- Papaveraceae/poppy family -- Pinaceae/pine family -- Rosaceae/rose family -- Rubiaceae/coffee family -- Solanaceae/potato, tomato, nightshade family -- Vitaceae/grape family -- Types.
Summary "Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, wall charts were a classroom staple, displaying scientific images at a large scale, in full color. But it's only now that they've been superseded as a teaching tool that we have begun to realize something their ubiquity hid: they are stunning examples of botanical art at its finest. This beautifully illustrated oversized book gives the humble wall chart its due, reproducing more than two hundred of them in dazzling full color. Each wall chart is accompanied by captions that offer accessible information about the species featured, the scientists and botanical illustrators who created it, and any particularly interesting or innovative features the chart displays. And gardeners will be pleased to discover useful information about plant anatomy and morphology and species differences. We see lilies and tulips, gourds, aquatic plants, legumes, poisonous plants, and carnivorous plants, all presented in exquisite, larger-than-life detail."--Dust jacket.
Subject Botany -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Plants -- Pictorial works.
Botanical illustration -- History.
ISBN 9780226321073 (cloth : alk. paper)
022632107X (cloth : alk. paper)

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