Treasures of Botanical Art: Icons from the Shirley Sherwood and Kew Collections

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Published to mark the inaugural exhibition of the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew, which opened in April 2008 this book is extensively illustrated and elegantly designed, featuring some 200 paintings and drawings from both the Kew and Shirley Sherwood collections which reflect the richness of botanical art as a whole, providing an overview of the most significant artists from the 1600s through to contemporary artists, and demonstrating the enduring importance of...
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Overview

Published to mark the inaugural exhibition of the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew, which opened in April 2008 this book is extensively illustrated and elegantly designed, featuring some 200 paintings and drawings from both the Kew and Shirley Sherwood collections which reflect the richness of botanical art as a whole, providing an overview of the most significant artists from the 1600s through to contemporary artists, and demonstrating the enduring importance of botanical illustration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842463680
  • Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 747,734
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Shirley Sherwood has been collecting contemporary botanical drawings for nearly twenty years; her collection is arguably the world’s most important private collection of twentieth-century botanical art. 
Martyn Rix is editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine published by Kew.  He has worked for the Royal Horticultural Society and has co-authored many books on horticulture with Roger Phillips including The Botanical Garden.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
    Prof. Stephen Hopper The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art
    Dr. Shirley Sherwood The enduring importance of botanical painting
    Prof. Sir Peter Crane The Shirley Sherwood Collection
    Dr. Shirley Sherwood The Kew Collection
    Martyn Rix

The age of antiquity
    Herbals and mandrakes
    Florilegia and the renaissance in northern Europe
    Hortus Eystettensis
    Striped tulips and double anemones
    Poppies
    Peonies
    Sunflowers and Compositae
    Thistles The age of discovery
    Climbers
    Trees
    Oaks
    Magnolias
    Camellias
    Cherry blossom
    Rhododendrons
    Roses
    Cape heaths
    Proteas, Banksias and Proteaceae
    Melastomataceae
    Cacti
    Succulents
    Carnivorous plants The age of the exotic
    Lilies
    Amaryllids
    South African Eucomis and Veltheimia
    Aroids
    Orchids
    Grass trees
    Doryanthes
    Strelitzia
    Bromeliads
    Pandans
    Palms
    Cycads
    Waterplants
    Tropical fruits
    Temperate fruits
    Ferns and club-mosses
    Mushrooms
    Finale

Biographies Select Bibliography Acknowledgements Index

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