BRITISH MUSEUM BOOK OF FLOWERS

BRITISH MUSEUM BOOK OF FLOWERS

by Anne Scott-James, Ray Desmond, Frances Wood
     
 

Richly Illustrated with paintings and prints, ceramics and glass, carving in stone and woad, metalwork and jewelry from the British Museum's great collections, this book celebrates the enduring enjoyment of plants and flowers which has led peoples to use them to embellish both important works of art and everyday objects with an infinite variety of their colors and… See more details below

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Richly Illustrated with paintings and prints, ceramics and glass, carving in stone and woad, metalwork and jewelry from the British Museum's great collections, this book celebrates the enduring enjoyment of plants and flowers which has led peoples to use them to embellish both important works of art and everyday objects with an infinite variety of their colors and forms.

Editorial Reviews

Alice Joyce
Floral imagery is a recurring theme running through all art forms and numerous stylistic trends. In this book, paintings and crafted objects from the collections of the British Museum are pictured, exemplifying an age-old interest of artists and craftspeople engaged in an exploration of plant and flower forms. Ceramics and textiles, glassware, jewelry, and other personal objects of adornment all display exquisite and imaginative floral motifs, and beautiful color photographs of antiquities reflect stunning traditions from around the world. Accompanying text provides a historical context for each artwork, and a list of suggested reading is included for further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714117003
Publisher:
British Museum Press
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.71(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.85(d)

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