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A Garden Eden : Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration - Hack H. Walter

A Garden Eden

Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2016
ISBN: 9783836559423
Number Of Pages: 728

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Heaven on earth: Botanical masterworks from the National Library of ViennaIn 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 fresh TASCHEN edition 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 20th-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.

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Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite!Text in English, French, and German"

About the Author

H. Walter Lack is a Professor at the Free University of Berlin and former Director of the Botanical Gardens and Botanical Museum in Berlin-Dahlem. A leading expert in the history of botany, his research focuses on the global transfer of useful and ornamental plants from a cultural historical perspective. He is the author of TASCHEN’s Garden of Eden and The Book of Palms.

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"A Marvellian world of botanical delights unfurls."

ISBN: 9783836559423
ISBN-10: 3836559420
Series: Bibliotheca Universalis
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 728
Published: 1st May 2016
Publisher: TASCHEN AMER LLC
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 14.48  x 4.06
Weight (kg): 1.27

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