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eBook The Golden Age of Flowers ePub

by Celia Fisher

  • ISBN: 0712358951
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Celia Fisher
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: British Library Publishing (February 1, 2013)
  • Pages: 144
  • ePub book: 1739 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1331 kb
  • Other: mbr txt rtf lrf
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 416

Description

Celia Fisher gained her MA and PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied flowers in 15th-century paintings and manuscripts

Celia Fisher gained her MA and PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied flowers in 15th-century paintings and manuscripts. She lectures and writes widely on the history of plants and gardens in art. Her previous publications include Flowers and Fruit, The Medieval Flower Book, and Flowers of the Renaissance.

Celia Fisher gained her MA and PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied flowers in fifteenth-century paintings and manuscripts. She has worked for the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew as part of a project evaluating the uses of plants

Celia Fisher gained her MA and PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied flowers in fifteenth-century paintings and manuscripts. She has worked for the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew as part of a project evaluating the uses of plants. She lectures and writes widely on the history of plants and gardens in art, and is a keen gardener. Her publications include Flowers and Fruit (National Gallery, 1998), Still Life Paintings (Vadi, 2000), Flowers in Medieval Manuscripts (British Library, 2004), and The Medieval Flower Book (British Library, 2007).

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Start by marking The Golden Age of Flowers as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. In this beautiful book, Celia Fisher has selected more than 100 of the most stunning flower images from this period, and each plant has its own brief biography, giving the context in which it was discovered and the personalities who first named and nurtured it. Many of the flowers in the book are now familiar, while others remain very exotic. Some of the illustrations are appealing for their naive delicacy but most have never been superseded in scientific accuracy, and they remain one of the best proofs of art and science as complementary disciplines.

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries saw a flowering of botanical illustration and witnessed the production of some of the greatest books of plant illustration ever produced, including such outstanding examples as the Hortus Eystettensis, the work of Maria Sybilla Merian, Thornton's Temple of Flora, Banks's Florilegium and Sibthorpe's Flora Graeca.

The 17th and 18th centuries saw a 'flowering' of botanical illustration and witnessed the production of some of the greatest books of plant illustration ever produced, including such outstanding examples as the Hortus Eystettensis, the work of Maria Sybilla Merian, Thornton's Temple of Flora, Banks's Florilegium and Sibthorpe's Flora Graeca. During this period several developments took place that led to a significant increase in the popularity and output of botanical illustration

Celia Fisher gained her MA and PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she . This book is really beautiful and anyone interested in art, gardening or serious botany will enjoy turning the pages.

In this lavishly illustrated new book, Celia Fisher has selected over 100 of the most beautiful flower images from this period. The Golden Age of Flowers will appeal to anyone with an interest in botanical history and illustration, and flowers and gardening.

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The Golden Age of Flowers: Botanical Illustration in the Age of Discovery 1600-1800. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used books are out there - we just had to let you know!" See all. About this item.

Author of The medieval flower book, Flowers and fruit, Flowers in medieval manuscripts, The Golden Age of Flowers, Flowers of the Renaissance. Flowers in medieval manuscripts. The Golden Age of Flowers. Flowers of the Renaissance.

The 17th and 18th centuries saw a flowering of botanical illustration and witnessed the production of some of the greatest books of plant illustration ever produced, including such outstanding examples as the Hortus Eystettensis, the work of Maria Sybilla Merian, Thornton's Temple of Flora, Banks's Florilegium, and Sibthorpe's Flora Graeca. In this beautiful book, Celia Fisher has selected more than 100 of the most stunning flower images from this period, and each plant has its own brief biography, giving the context in which it was discovered and the personalities who first named and nurtured it. Many of the flowers in the book are now familiar, while others remain very exotic. Some of the illustrations are appealing for their naive delicacy but most have never been superseded in scientific accuracy, and they remain one of the best proofs of art and science as complementary disciplines.

Comments

Vichredag Vichredag
As an artist and photographer, interested in the study of wildflowers, this book is a great addition to my collection.
Fawrindhga Fawrindhga
A strong smell. I hope it'll get better. So far it's really distracting.
There's a chapter on botanical art history and the rest is a picture on one side and a bit of info on the flower, like why is'it called this and that, or how did it get to Europe.There's a removable glossy paper cover.
Rishason Rishason
I am always inspired by the work of the old artists. They are truly amazing in their skills to provide us with illustrations that show us the detail of nature.
Mpapa Mpapa
I ordered two of these as I waned one for myself. The woman to whom I gave this
is a local watercolorist and she adored this as her birthday gift! These are library
editions and well worth the money.
artman artman
I have enjoyed each book, some more than others.
Risinal Risinal
Each illustration is like a dream in a little box on paper. Histories and information about each flower read like fascinating short, short stories.
Bladecliff Bladecliff
wonderful !!!!
This is a beautiful book. The illustrations are alphabetical. It is informative enough for a gardener and pretty enough for a coffee table.