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Picturing plants : an analytical history of botanical illustration

Author: Gill Saunders; Victoria and Albert Museum.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This beautifully illustrated book will explore the purpose and function of the whole range of botanical art, from early woodcut herbals and painted florilegia, botanical treatises and records of new discoveries, to gardening manuals, seed catalogues and field guides for the amateur enthusiast. Drawing on a superb archive of material in the Victoria and Albert Museum, much of it hitherto unpublished, it ranges from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Museum catalogues
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gill Saunders; Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN: 0520203062 9780520203068
OCLC Number: 32166908
Description: 152 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Herbals --
Florilegia and Pattern Books --
New Discoveries --
The Botanical Treatise: Botanical Illustration and Plant Taxonomy --
Horticultural Illustration --
Floras and Field Guides --
The Real Thing: Herbaria, Nature Prints, Photographs.
Other Titles: Plants
Responsibility: by Gill Saunders.
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"A fascinating inside look. . . . The book is definitely worth reading, if only for the illustrations alone, but Saunders' text points out the subtleties of representation."--Anne M. Hancher, "Hort Read more...

 
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