The Art of Flowers: A Celebration of Botanical Illustration, Its Masters and Methods

The Art of Flowers: A Celebration of Botanical Illustration, Its Masters and Methods

ISBN: 9780823003112
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Publication Date: 2002-07
Number of pages: 176
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DESCRIPTION

A visual celebration of the very best in botanical art! Featuring rare, never-before-published works from such renowned nineteenth-century masters as P.J. Redouté, Augusta Withers, Jane Loudon, and Walter Hood, The Art of Flowers is filled with gorgeous examples and innovative techniques for capturing the incomparable beauty of flowers on paper.



This unique guide discusses simple botany basics and how they relate to drawing flowers . . . demonstrates how the masters took “artistic license” in their floral interpretations . . . presents a fascinating overview of the golden age of floral art (1840–1880) . . . and showcases the specific flowers the master artists were known for, such as Redoute’s roses and H.G. Moon’s orchids. A special section features actual how-to-draw flower books from the nineteenth century, complete with ready-to-use templates for copying anemones, clematis, dahlias, daisies, daffodils, and more.





• Features never-before-published reproductions of the finest in botanical illustration


• Includes special section with actual, rare, how-to-draw flower books from the 19th century, complete with ready-to-use templates


• Gorgeous packaging; gilt-edged pages; beautiful, lush design

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