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Synopsis:

Flowers have long been a favorite subject among artists, and the development of many well-known horticultural varieties may be traced through their depiction on paper or canvas over the centuries. Painterly Plants explores this fascinating relationship between horticulture and art through 14 of the most exquisitely beautiful flowers that nature and hybridization can produce. Some are the subjects of historys most famous botanical masterpieces, while others look as if they themselves have been daubed with paint. Each chapter focuses on an enduringly popular plant and its most spectacular varieties, providing a history – including its artistic history – with plenty of lively anecdotal information, and a key botanical illustration that is discussed in the text. In addition, gardens expert Clare Foster provides succinct practical information on cultivation and recommended varieties. The jewel-like colors and sculptural shapes of the flowers are captured in a series of superb close-up photographs by Sabina Rüber.

About the Author

Clare Foster is Garden Editor at House and Garden magazine, and was previously Editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has contributed to the Sunday Times and The Guardian newspapers, and is the author of Your Allotment (2007) and Compost (2005).

Sabina Rüber is an acclaimed gardens photographer. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Gardens Illustrated, House and Garden, The Times and The Observer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781858945552
Publisher:
Merrell
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Author:
Foster, Clare
Author:
Ruber, Sabina
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Still Life
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Theory and Criticism
Home and Garden » Gardening » Art and Photography
Home and Garden » Gardening » Flower Growing
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Wild Flowers General
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Flowers have long been a favorite subject among artists, and the development of many well-known horticultural varieties may be traced through their depiction on paper or canvas over the centuries. Painterly Plants explores this fascinating relationship between horticulture and art through 14 of the most exquisitely beautiful flowers that nature and hybridization can produce. Some are the subjects of historys most famous botanical masterpieces, while others look as if they themselves have been daubed with paint. Each chapter focuses on an enduringly popular plant and its most spectacular varieties, providing a history – including its artistic history – with plenty of lively anecdotal information, and a key botanical illustration that is discussed in the text. In addition, gardens expert Clare Foster provides succinct practical information on cultivation and recommended varieties. The jewel-like colors and sculptural shapes of the flowers are captured in a series of superb close-up photographs by Sabina Rüber.
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