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A Garden Eden: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration [English / French / German]

Art / Photobook

Series: Bibliotheca Universalis

By: Hans Walter Lack(Author)

725 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

Taschen

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #122740 | ISBN: 3822815217
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Hardback | Aug 2017 | #228049 | ISBN-13: 9783836559423
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx
Hardback | Aug 2008 | #184852 | ISBN-13: 9783836503044
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About this book

Language: Trilingual in English, French, and German

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 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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