REDOUTÉ. BOOK OF FLOWERS (IE) - 40

H. Walter Lack

REDOUTÉ. BOOK OF FLOWERS (IE) - 40
Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836566308
Availability: In Stock
Price: 20.00€
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Floral Masterpieces
The finest botanical treasures of Pierre-Joseph Redouté


Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon’s wife Josephine, he was dubbed “the Raphael of flowers,” and is regarded to this day as a master of botanical illustration.
This collection brings our best-selling XL-sized edition to a smaller, more convenient format, still gathering some of the finest color engravings from Redouté’s illustrations of Roses, Lilies, and Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits (Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits). Offering a vibrant overview of Redouté’s admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.

“One of the most gifted botanical artists in history.”
— Victoria Magazine, Montgomery

About the series
TASCHEN turns 40 this year! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. In 2020, we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program—now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.

All the books in the 40 series have:
• Thick cardboard hardcover WITHOUT jacket
• Highly resistant glossy lamination
• Square spine
• Prolongued printed back end that surrounds the book block and folds in behind the cover, protecting the pages (you can fold it behind the last page when you look at or in the book or use it as a bookmark)
• NO shrink-wrap

The author:
H. Walter Lack is a Professor at the Free University of Berlin and former Director of the Botanical Gardens and Botanical Museum in Berlin-Dahlem. A leading expert in the history of botany, his research focuses on the global transfer of useful and ornamental plants from a cultural historical perspective. He is the author of TASCHEN’s Garden of Eden and The Book of Palms.

Book Info
Subject Classics
Author H. Walter Lack
Series 40
Publication date 2020
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions cm 15,6 x 21,7
Pages 512
Language/s English, Italian, Spanish
Weight 1.4 kg
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