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Picturing plants : an analytical history of botanical illustration

Author: Gill Saunders
Publisher: [London] : Zwemmer in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Preface -- Introduction -- 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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gill Saunders
ISBN: 0520203062 9780520203068 0302006524 9780302006528
OCLC Number: 33194209
Description: 152 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Gill Saunders.

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A beautifully illustrated book exploring the purpose and function of a range of botanical art, from early woodcut herbals and painted florilegia, botanical treatises and records of new discoveries to  Read more...

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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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