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The Art of Botanical Illustration

The Art of Botanical Illustration This major work first published in is still considered the classic work on the subject The book was revised and enlarged by ACC in the year and published to overwhelming acclaim this is a

  • Title: The Art of Botanical Illustration
  • Author: Wilfred Blunt
  • ISBN: 1851497609
  • Page: 317
  • Format: reli
  • This major work, first published in 1950, is still considered the classic work on the subject The book was revised and enlarged by ACC in the year 2000, and published to overwhelming acclaim this is a reprint of that edition It provides a comprehensive, critical and well illustrated survey of the portrayal of plants through than three thousand years.Of the first edition, the poet and gardening writer, Vita Sackville West, after referring in The Observer to the wealth of illustration and the fascination of the text, then said, Let no one think this is a book only for the specialist It is essential for the specialist, certainly, but it is also for all the flower lovers and all those who enjoy the by ways of biography and the added attraction of good writing.Wilfrid Blunt, an artist himself, brought to it a craftsman s appreciation and knowledge gained from experience, the extensive literature and visits to many galleries on the Continent William T Stearn gave him much help on botanical, biographical and bibliographical matters and contributed part of the text.Professor Stearn has revised and enlarged this classic work and greatly extended the chapter on the twentieth century This edition includes 126 colour plates than twice as many as the original 1950 edition and 140 black and white illustrations, thus making available to the general public numerous examples of the work of great botanical illustrators past and present.

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    1. Je ne lis pas l anglais, j ai achet ce livre uniquement pour les illustrations, qui sont absolument superbes Ce livre est un petit bijou, au format id al Des planches botaniques assez diversifi es, un v ritable plaisir pour les yeux.Ma commande a t assez longue a tre trait e, mais une fois le colis parti, le cheminement a t tr s rapide Je recommande.


    2. Great book for drawing and also learning about flora and about the history of botanical illustration Delivery was extra fast




    3. As one would look for in a book such as this, the illustrations are fine These vary from 126 color illustrations, many of which are full page color plates, to numerous black and white, some as large as half a page There s an illustration on nearly every page One of the appendices is a listing of the many color illustrations with annotations adding to the captions including medium and location e g museum or ownership The work is outstanding and can be appreciated for its visual quality alone, plu [...]


    4. This important work by the late, greats Wilfrid Blunt and Dr.William T.Stern is considered the Bible for botanical illustration, and I am thrilled to see that the Antique Collectors Club has at long last republished this key book.This book is an essential reference for anyone interested in the history of botanical illustration While the book is expensive, it is well worth it, and I would recommend its purchase in the near term before it is sold out as I suspect that the book is a limited edition [...]


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