A Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration (Hardcover)

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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



Product Details
ISBN: 9783836559423
ISBN-10: 3836559420
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: June 10th, 2016
Pages: 728
Language: English