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Painterly Plants

By: Clare Foster and Sabina Ruber
160 pages, 200 colour photos and illustrations
Painterly Plants
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Flowers have long been a favorite subject among artists, and the development of many well-known horticultural varieties may be traced through their depiction on paper or canvas over the centuries. "Painterly Plants" explores this fascinating relationship between horticulture and art through 14 of the most exquisitely beautiful flowers that nature and hybridization can produce. Some are the subjects of history's most famous botanical masterpieces, while others look as if they themselves have been daubed with paint. Each chapter focuses on an enduringly popular plant and its most spectacular varieties, providing a history--including its artistic history--with plenty of lively anecdotal information, and a key botanical illustration that is discussed in the text. In addition, gardens expert Clare Foster provides succinct practical information on cultivation and recommended varieties. The jewel-like colours and sculptural shapes of the flowers are captured in a series of superb close-up photographs by Sabina Ruber.

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Clare Foster is Garden Editor at "House & Garden" magazine, and was previously Editor of "Gardens Illustrated". She has contributed to the "Sunday Times" and "The Guardian" newspapers, and is the author of "Your Allotment" (2007) and "Compost" (2005).

Sabina Ruber is an acclaimed gardens photographer. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including "Gardens Illustrated", "House & Garden", "The Times" and "The Observer".
By: Clare Foster and Sabina Ruber
160 pages, 200 colour photos and illustrations
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