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Redouté, Book of Flowers

Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.6 in., 8.97 lb, 608 pages
US$ 80
Celebrate “the Raphael of flowers,” Pierre-Joseph Redouté. This elegant catalogue gathers all engravings from his masterful volumes Roses and Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers, alongside the most astounding pieces from The Lilies. Astonishing with his admixture of accuracy and beauty, Redouté transports the reader to the magnificent greenhouses and gardens of a bygone Paris.

Customer reviews (13)

Floral Masterpieces

The finest treasures of Pierre-Joseph Redouté
French 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 elegant catalogue brings together all engravings from Redouté’s illustrations of Roses and Choix des plus belles fleurs (Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers) and the most astounding images from The Lilies. 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.
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, The Book of Palms and Redouté. The Book of Flowers.

Redouté, Book of Flowers
Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.6 in., 8.97 lb, 608 pages

Customer reviews (13)

Beautiful book

Georges Lewy, November 07, 2021
I am very happy to be in possession of the beautiful book of flowers by Redouté.

A feelings dictionary

Aurelio, November 07, 2021
If it is true that a flower can describe a mood, a feeling, and even a whole person; this book it is a dictionary. A beautiful dictionary of feelings.

Just what I was looking for

Mark, October 27, 2021
Excellent book - very well organized and great quality

Nice colours

Jop, October 27, 2021
Beautiful book with beautiful drawing of different flowers. In addition, a beautiful cover with fine colors.

Gorgeous watercolours on matte paper

Alice, October 27, 2021
An oversized book containing a beautiful collection of flowers painted in watercolour and reproduced on gorgeous matte paper giving an accurate sense of their opulence and luxuriance.

A piece of art

Andrea, October 27, 2021
What a beautiful piece of art. Full of incredible detailed pictures and drawings. Perfect to inspire and boost creativity.

Fantastic

Murray, October 27, 2021
Great service, well packaged and quickly delivered!

Garten

Wilfried, February 02, 2022
Ein schönes Buch mit sehr guter Wiedergabe der Illustrationen

La bible des fleurs en aquarelle botanique

Marie, January 29, 2022
Un très beau livre, passionnant à parcourir : autant pour les explications que pour les reproductions d'aquarelles qui sont d'une très grande finesse. C'est très inspirant de parcourir autant de beauté, de minutie et de détails !

De l'art!!

Cyril, December 27, 2021
Un livre superbe, des oeuvres superbes, une qualité superbe, et en plus il arrive très bien protégé et emballé, "Que demande le peuple?"