The Art of Botanical Illustration

Author(s): W. Blunt


- A comprehensive and accessible historical and artistic survey of botanical illustration - Perhaps the most important book on botanical painting ever published This major work, first published in 1950, is still considered the classic book on the subject. It provides a comprehensive, critical and well-illustrated survey of the portrayal of plants across over three thousand years, at a more compact size. Of the first edition, the poet and gardening writer, Vita Sackville-West 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". This edition contains 126 color plates (more than twice as many as the first edition), alongside 140 black-and-white illustrations. It invites the reader to appreciate the works of the greatest botanical illustrators both past and present.


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General Fields

  • : 9781788841085
  • : Antique Collectors' Club
  • : Artmedia (Acc)
  • : May 2021
  • : {"length"=>["10.63"], "width"=>["8.5"], "units"=>["Inches"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : W. Blunt
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 743.7
  • : 368