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Art of Botanical Illustration
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Revised and enlarged by Professor W.T. Stearn, this major work first published in 1950 is still considered the classic book on the subject. It provides a survey of the development of botanical illustration from palaeolithic times to th highly scientific works of today.
Book News Annotation:
The original was published in 1950 by Collins, London; this beautiful volume comprises a reprint of the substantially revised and enlarged 1994 edition published by the Antique Collectors Club Ltd, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Offering a thorough, critical, and finely-illustrated survey of botanical art over a period of 3,000 years, this edition includes Professor Stearn's updated coverage of the 20th century and some 126 colored plates, many replacing those in the original edition.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This classic work presents the best survey of the development of botanical illustration. Beautifully illustrated.
Revised and enlarged, this presents a general survey of the development of botanical illustration from palaeolithic man to the 20th century. It looks particularly at lesser-known illustrators. The chapter on 20th-century botanical illustration has been revised and there are colour illustrations.
Professor Steam, who was closely involved with the original publication, has revised this classic work, bringing the chapter on 20th century botanical illustration up to date, and including a great number of coloured illustrations.
Includes bibliographical references and (p. 341-350) and index.
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