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A Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

H. Walter Lack

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Taschen GmbH
01 May 2016
In pursuit of both knowledge and delight, the craft of botanical illustration has always required not only meticulous draftsmanship but also a rigorous scientific understanding. This new edition of a TASCHEN classic celebrates the botanical tradition and talents with a selection of outstanding works from the National Library of Vienna, including many new images. From Byzantine manuscripts right through to 19th-century masterpieces, through peonies, callas, and chrysanthemums, these exquisite reproductions dazzle in their accuracy and their aesthetics. Whether in gently furled leaves, precisely textured fruits, or the sheer beauty and variety of colors, we celebrate an art form as tender as it is precise, and ever more resonant amid our growing awareness of our ecological surroundings and the preciousness of natural flora.

About the series Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!
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Imprint:   Taschen GmbH
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   1.150kg
ISBN:   9783836559423
ISBN 10:   3836559420
Series:   Bibliotheca Universalis
Pages:   728
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

H. Walter Lack is a Professor at the Free University of Berlin and former Director of the Botanical Gardens and Botanical Museum in Berlin-Dahlem. A leading expert in the history of botany, his research focuses on the global transfer of useful and ornamental plants from a cultural historical perspective. He is the author of TASCHEN's Garden of Eden, The Book of Palms and Redoute. The Book of Flowers.

Reviews for A Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

A Marvellian world of botanical delights unfurls. * The Times, London *


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