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The Book of Flowers Pierre-Joseph Redoute

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Description for The Book of Flowers Pierre-Joseph Redoute Hardcover. Num Pages: illustrations. BIC Classification: ACVC; AFH; AGB; AGN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). .

Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon’s wife Josephine, he was dubbed “the Raphael of flowers,” and is regarded to this day as a master of botanical illustration.

This collection brings our best-selling XL-sized edition to a smaller, more convenient format, still gathering some of the finest color engravings from Redouté’s illustrations of Roses, Lilies, and Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux ... Read more (Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits). Offering a vibrant overview of Redouté’s admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.

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About H. Walter Lack
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, The Book ... Read more

Reviews for The Book of Flowers Pierre-Joseph Redoute
“The magic of his art still has an almost meditative effect today. A magnificent volume.”
Victoria Magazine
“One of the most gifted botanical artists in history.”
Victoria Magazine

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