Treasures of Botanic Art
'Two of the best botanical minds come together in this beautifully illustrated book...the illustrations, from the Kew Collection, are breath-taking and the text wonderfully informative' - The Oxford Times
A beautiful collection of botanical painting - highlights from Kew's collection.
Treasures of Botanical Art reveals the history of botanical painting, its beauty and science, with works from two renowned collections and over one hundred significant artists, dating from the late 1400s through to today. Paintings featured from the Kew collection include works by well-known artists the Bauer brothers, Redoute, Ehret, Fitch, Lilian Snelling and Margaret Mee as well as many lesser known artists. Contemporary works are featured from the Sherwood collection by a host of international artists.
Over 200 stunning botanical paintings are showcased in this gift book, accompanied with informative text on the origins, history and relevance of botanical art, as well as information on the plants themselves. Biographies of over 120 artists are provided at the end of the book, revealing the historical and international background of this genre. `
- Authors: Shirley Sherwood and Martyn Rix
- Hardcover: 272 pages | 200 colour illustrations
- Date published: January 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1842466636
- Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.1 cm