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Treasures of Botanical Art reveals the history of botanical painting, its beauty and science, with works from two renowned collections and over one hundred significant artists, dating from the late 1400s through to today. Paintings featured from the Kew collection include works by well-known artists the Bauer brothers, Redoute, Ehret, Fitch, Lilian Snelling and Margaret Mee as well as many lesser known artists. Contemporary works are featured from the Sherwood collection by a host of international artists. Over 200 stunning botanical paintings are showcased in this gift book, accompanied with informative text on the origins, history and relevance of botanical art, as well as information on the plants themselves. Biographies of over 120 artists are provided at the end of the book, revealing the historical and international background of this genre. `Two of the best botanical minds come together in this beautifully illustrated book...the illustrations, from the Kew Collection, are breath-taking and the text wonderfully informative'. Oxford Times `This book is a tribute both to Shirley Sherwood and to Kew, and should be bought by everyone with an interest in botanical illustration'. Curtis's Botanical Magazine
|Publication date:||28th January 2019|
|Author:||Shirley Sherwood, Martyn Rix|
|Publisher:||Kew Publishing an imprint of Royal Botanic Gardens|
|Categories:||Botanical art, Gardens (descriptions, history etc), Trees, wildflowers & plants,|
Dr Shirley Sherwood travels extensively and has been collecting contemporary botanical drawingssince 1990. Her comprehensive collection includes work by artists living in over thirty different countries and is arguably the most important private collection of twentieth century botanical art in the world. The Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew is the first public gallery in the world dedicated to botanical art. Martyn Rix is a renowned horticulturalist, and author of many books including The Golden Age of Botanical Art (Andre Deutsch) and co-author of Flora Japonica (Kew Publishing, 2016) and Treasured Trees (Kew Publishing, 2015), and editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine, published by Kew.More About Shirley Sherwood, Martyn Rix