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The Beauty of the Flower The Art and Science of Botanical Illustration

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By: Stephen A Harris(Author)
320 pages, 80 colour & 64 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Reaktion Books
The Beauty of the Flower
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  • The Beauty of the Flower ISBN: 9781789147803 Hardback Sep 2023 Available for pre-order
Price: £24.99
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About this book

In a world flooded with images designed to create memories, validate perceptions and influence others, botanical illustration is about creating technically accurate depictions of plants. Reproductions of centuries-old botanical illustrations frequently adorn greetings cards, pottery and advertising, to promote heritage or generate income, yet their art is scientific: its purpose is to record, display and transmit scientific data. The Beauty of the Flower shows us how scientific botanical illustrations are collaborations among artists, scientists and publishers. It explores the evolution and interchanges of these illustrations since the mid-fifteenth century, the ways in which they have been used to communicate scientific ideas about plants and how views of botanical imagery change. Featuring unique images rarely seen outside of specialist literature this book reveals the fascinating stories behind these remarkable illustrations.


Chapter 1: Plant and Page
Chapter 2: Themes and Trends
Chapter 3: Science and Illustration
Chapter 4: Blood and Treasure
Chapter 5: Garden and Grove
Chapter 6: Inside and Out
Chapter 7: Habit and Habitat
Chapter 8: Observe and Test
Chapter 9: Sweat and Tears

Appendix: Plant Names
Further Reading
Photo Acknowledgements

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Stephen A. Harris is an Associate Professor of Plant Sciences and curator of the herbarium at the University of Oxford. His books include Sunflowers (Reaktion, 2018) and Roots to Seeds: 400 Years of Oxford Botany (2021).

Art / Photobook Coming Soon
By: Stephen A Harris(Author)
320 pages, 80 colour & 64 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Reaktion Books
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