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Redouté. The Book of Flowers. 40th Ed.

Hardcover, 15.6 x 21.7 cm, 1.23 kg, 512 pages
£ 20
New price July 01, 2022: £ 25
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Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: August 19, 2022
Meet “the Raphael of flowers,” botanical painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté. This book, adapted from our XL edition, gathers the finest engravings from Redouté’s most important works, including Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits. The images recall the greenhouses and gardens of Paris in the early 1800s.

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Floral Masterpieces

The finest botanical treasures of Pierre-Joseph Redouté
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 collection brings our best-selling XL-sized edition to a smaller, more convenient format, still gathering some of the finest color engravings from Redouté’s illustrations of Roses, Lilies, and Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits (Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits). 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. 40th Ed.
Hardcover, 15.6 x 21.7 cm, 1.23 kg, 512 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-5665-1
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
TASCHEN is 40! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. Today we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program—now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.
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Redouté. The Book of Flowers. 40th Ed.
Redouté.
The Book of Flowers.
40th Ed.
£ 20
New price July 01, 2022: £ 25
Save £ 5
Redouté. The Book of Flowers. 40th Ed.