A Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

A Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration


H. Walter Lack
Hardback | 728 pages
140 x 195 x 40.64mm | 1,158g
Publication date
04 Jun 2019
Taschen GmbH
Publication City/Country
Cologne, Germany
English, French, German
Multilingual edition, Revised
Edition Statement
Multilingual, Revised
Illustrations note
m. zahlr. Farbtaf.
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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.

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