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Redouté. The Book of Flowers

Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.6 in., 9.19 lb, 608 pages
US$ 80
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
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 (9)

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. The Book of Flowers
Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.6 in., 9.19 lb, 608 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-6893-7
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Customer reviews (9)

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.

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?"

Redouté the book of flowers

Stephan, December 10, 2021
Très bien

Für Botanikfreunde eine schöne Übersicht

Joe, November 02, 2021
Sehr schöner Bildband für alle, die sich für Botanik interessieren.
Redouté. The Book of Flowers
Redouté.
The Book of Flowers
US$ 80
Redouté. The Book of Flowers