Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9781842463680 Published January 2008 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA
Paper $42.00 ISBN: 9781842462218 Published January 2008 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA

Treasures of Botanical Art

Icons from the Shirley Sherwood and Kew Collections

Shirley Sherwood and Martyn Rix

Treasures of Botanical Art
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Shirley Sherwood and Martyn Rix

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

272 pages | illustrated throughout | 9 x 11 1/2 | © 2008
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9781842463680 Published January 2008 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA
Paper $42.00 ISBN: 9781842462218 Published January 2008 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA
Published to mark the inaugural exhibition of the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew, which opened in April 2008 this book is extensively illustrated and elegantly designed, featuring some 200 paintings and drawings from both the Kew and Shirley Sherwood collections which reflect the richness of botanical art as a whole, providing an overview of the most significant artists from the 1600s through to contemporary artists, and demonstrating the enduring importance of botanical illustration.
Contents
Foreword
    Prof. Stephen Hopper
The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art
    Dr. Shirley Sherwood
The enduring importance of botanical painting
    Prof. Sir Peter Crane
The Shirley Sherwood Collection
    Dr. Shirley Sherwood
The Kew Collection
    Martyn Rix

The age of antiquity
    Herbals and mandrakes
    Florilegia and the renaissance in northern Europe
    Hortus Eystettensis
    Striped tulips and double anemones
    Poppies
    Peonies
    Sunflowers and Compositae
    Thistles
The age of discovery
    Climbers
    Trees
    Oaks
    Magnolias
    Camellias
    Cherry blossom
    Rhododendrons
    Roses
    Cape heaths
    Proteas, Banksias and Proteaceae
    Melastomataceae
    Cacti
    Succulents
    Carnivorous plants
The age of the exotic
    Lilies
    Amaryllids
    South African Eucomis and Veltheimia
    Aroids
    Orchids
    Grass trees
    Doryanthes
    Strelitzia
    Bromeliads
    Pandans
    Palms
    Cycads
    Waterplants
    Tropical fruits
    Temperate fruits
    Ferns and club-mosses
    Mushrooms
    Finale

Biographies
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index
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