To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
 
 
United States
£ GBP
All Shops
We're still open for business - read our EU and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £22 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Natural History  Hobbies & Crafts

The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

Handbook / Manual Coming Soon
By: Christabel King(Author)
128 pages, 228 colour photos and colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Search Press
The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration ISBN: 9781800920910 Paperback Jul 2022 Available for pre-order
    £14.99
    #257172
  • The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration ISBN: 9781844489473 Hardback Jul 2015 Out of Print #223008
Selected version: £14.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles
Images Additional images
The Kew Book of Botanical IllustrationThe Kew Book of Botanical IllustrationThe Kew Book of Botanical IllustrationThe Kew Book of Botanical IllustrationThe Kew Book of Botanical IllustrationThe Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

About this book

Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and covers materials, collecting and preserving plant specimens, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, using dividers, drawing from life, composition, light and shade and transferring drawings. She goes on to discuss painting leaves, flowers, cacti and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine. A chapter on travel drawings gives a flavour of the author's passion and worldwide experience. There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms. The text is highly illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Kew's chief botanical artist, and one of Kew's elite band of practitioners, Christabel King has been working as an illustrator at Kew for 40 years. In 1975 she began painting for their prestigious Curtis's Botanical Magazine (the longest running botanical magazine – first edition 1787), after achieving a degree in botany and scientific illustration. She runs successful workshops and courses at Kew and is highly skilled and acclaimed for her work. This will be her first book.

Handbook / Manual Coming Soon
By: Christabel King(Author)
128 pages, 228 colour photos and colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Search Press
Media reviews

"This is not the first book to have the imprimatur of Kew, but they have high standards, so it's not only worthwhile, but hard to achieve. This is botanical illustration at the highest level. Christabel King is not just the practitioner in the field but one of those selected to work at Kew itself. This is flower painting for the purpose of identification and the results will be used and trusted by botanists the world over. Such work is not for including advice on the use of a microscope, preserving specimens and observing spots and markings. The instruction as a result, is of the highest quality."
The Artist

Current promotions
The Secret Life of the AdderBushnell CORE DS No Glow Trail Camera OfferCollins Bird Guide (New Edition)Browse our 2022 Equipment Catalogues