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A Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical IllustrationHardcover, 9.8 x 13.6 in., 9.24 lb, 576 pages80Availability: In Stock
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Heaven on Earth
Botanical masterworks from the National Library of Vienna
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.
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, The Book of Palms and Redouté. The Book of Flowers.
A Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical IllustrationHardcover, 25 x 34.5 cm, 4.19 kg, 576 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7739-7Edition: English, French, German
ISBN 978-3-8365-7740-3Edition: English, Italian, Spanish