Redouté. The Book of Flowers
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Redouté. The Book of Flowers (Hardback)
H. Walter Lack (author)
Number of pages: 608
Dimensions: 345 x 250 x 53 mm
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolour paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon’s wife Josephine, he was dubbed “the Raphael of flowers,” and is regarded to this day as a master of botanical illustration.
This elegant catalogue brings together all engravings from Redouté’s illustrations of Roses and Choix des plus belles fleurs (Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers) and the most astounding images from The Lilies. Offering a vibrant overview of Redouté’s admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.
Hardcover,, Publisher: Taschen GmbH ISBN: 9783836568937
Number of pages: 608 Weight: 4124 g Dimensions: 345 x 250 x 53 mm
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