A Garden Eden. A Garden of Eden. A giardino dell’eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration. H. Walter Lack Taschen, Bibliotheca Universalis.
Heaven on earth. Masterpieces on botany from the National Library of Vienna.
Art joins science in this catalog of botanical illustrations. Extracted from the archives of the National Library of Vienna, these exquisite color reproductions range from 6th century manuscripts to nineteenth century masterpieces and are a tribute to both the skill of botanical artists and the abundance of natural flora.
In the pursuit of pleasure for knowledge and beauty, the art of botanical illustration has always required a meticulous technique of delineation and rigorous scientific understanding. This new edition, which includes new images, reviews the entire botanical tradition and its talents, with a selection of the best works of the National Library of Vienna.
From Byzantine manuscripts to nineteenth-century masterpieces, through peonies, lilies and chrysanthemums, these exquisite reproductions dazzle for their precision and aesthetics. Be it with carefully rolled leaves, precisely drawn fruit textures or pure beauty and variety of colors, this art form is as delicate as it is accurate, and even awakens our awareness of the ecological environment and the precious natural flora so threatened .
According to The Times, London: “It is the unfolding of a world full of botanical wonders.”
Beautiful book bound in hard cover with color cover, guide tape. Format 15 x 20.5 cm. 728 beautifully illustrated pages. Texts by H. Walter Lack in trilingual Spanish, English and Italian.
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