The Roses: The Complete Platesby Pierre-Joseph Redoute (Illustrator), Petra-Andrea Hinz
The refined and revered tradition of botanical illustration, produced under aristocratic patronage, stretches back to the Renaissance. It emerged out of the desire to catalogue nature in all its wild splendour, and it was a process that demanded the most precise and skilful of artists.
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These plates are some of the most beloved rose illustrations of all time. And, to have them all together in one book is simply outstanding. I had initially thought to purchase this book and frame some of the plates, but, when I got it home and realized how beautiful it is, I did not have the heart to cut the book apart :-). It now rests on my ottoman/coffee table for visitors to my home and me to enjoy.