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Victorian Floral Illustrations: 344 Wood Engravings of Exotic Flowers and Plants (Dover Pictorial Archives)

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The continual demand among graphic artists for floral and botanical illustrations, combined with the perennial popularity of the Victorian style, have inspired this practical royalty-free collection. Artist Carol Belanger Grafton has selected 344 handsome and botanically accurate wood engravings from two notable botanical classics: Paxton's Flower Garden by John Lindley and Sir Joseph Paxton, 1850-53; and The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and Distribution by Anton Kerner von Marilaun and F. W. Oliver, 1902.
Illustrations include exquisitely detailed renderings of flowers and other plant features of exotic specimens from around the world: passionflower, baobab, spider lily, hop, quaking grass, mourning cypress, American mangrove, wayfaring tree, Christmas rose, Indian rhododendron, false indigo, winged pea, Persian walnut. cat's-claw mimosa, Bhutan cypress, and many more.
The engravings encompass a broad spectrum of plant forms: trees, shrubs, aquatic and climbing plants, evergreens, vines, brushes, herbs, various perennials, and others. Orchids are especially well represented; over 10 percent of the illustrations in this volume depict orchids. Each illustration is accompanied by an identifying caption that provides the scientific name and a brief description of the plant, its native region, and if it is a flower, the coloration of the blossoms.
The clarity and accuracy of these engravings is striking; they are well-suited to reproduction for almost any graphic purpose. Moreover, all illlustrations are royalty-free; no prior permission or fee is required for their use.
Invaluable to graphic artists in need of a comprehensive archive of unusual floral illustrations, this versatile reference will delight botanists, naturalists, flower lovers, and any admirer of exotic plants that are depicted with the meticulous clarity and detail of fine engravings.

Synopsis:

Over 340 handsome and botanically accurate wood engravings: baobab tree, quaking grass, winged pea, and many other unusual plants. Each illustration includes the scientific name and brief description.

Synopsis:

Exquisite renderings of baobab tree, quaking grass, winged pea, many other unusual plants. Selected from classic Victorian botanical volumes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486248226
Editor:
Grafton, Carol Belanger
With:
Lindl, John
With:
Lindl, John
Editor:
Grafton, Carol Belanger
Author:
Grafton, Carol Belanger
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
Plant forms
Subject:
Wood engraving
Subject:
Wood-engraving, Victorian.
Subject:
exotic plants and flowers
Subject:
botanical illustrations
Subject:
Victorian floral illustrations
Subject:
Crafts-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover pictorial archive series
Series Volume:
98-224
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 0.71 lb

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Over 340 handsome and botanically accurate wood engravings: baobab tree, quaking grass, winged pea, and many other unusual plants. Each illustration includes the scientific name and brief description.
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Exquisite renderings of baobab tree, quaking grass, winged pea, many other unusual plants. Selected from classic Victorian botanical volumes.
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