A Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration. 40th Ed.

H Walter Lack author


Publisher:Taschen GmbH

Published:10th Sep '22


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A Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration. 40th Ed. cover

In pursuit of both knowledge and delight, the craft of botanical illustration has always required not only meticulous draftsmanship but also a rigorous scientific understanding. This new edition of a TASCHEN classic celebrates the botanical tradition and talents with a selection of outstanding works from the National Library of Vienna, including many new images. From Byzantine manuscripts right through to 19th-century masterpieces, through peonies, callas, and chrysanthemums, these exquisite reproductions dazzle in their accuracy and their aesthetics. Whether in gently furled leaves, precisely textured fruits, or the sheer beauty and variety of colors, we celebrate an art form as tender as it is precise, and ever more resonant amid our growing awareness of our ecological surroundings and the preciousness of natural flora.

“Art, beauty, and knowledge come together in A Garden Eden. A comprehensive coffee table book on botany with beautiful images. Love of aesthetics is almost the only thing that counts.” * Cosmopolitan *
“A selection of the best works in botanical illustration.” * ELLE *
“A Marvellian world of botanical delights unfurls. Art blends with science in plates that range from the Byzantine to the Baroque.” * The Times *

ISBN: 9783836591911

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: 1110g

512 pages

Multilingual edition