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Garden of Eden. 100 Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration
Hardcover 24.8 x 31.6 cm
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"A Marvellian world of botanical delights unfurls. Art blends with science in plates that range from the Byzantine to the Baroque." - The Times, London
The long tradition of botanical illustration finds its tribute in this new book, whose publication coincides with the exhibition of botanical illustration at the National Library of Vienna. TASCHEN has chosen 100 works from the librarys extensive archives to be reproduced in this masterpiece of botanical book illustration.
Beginning with 6th-century Byzantine manuscripts, it traces the tradition right up through recent publications of the 20th century. With positively exquisite color reproductions, this is truly a divine book.
About the author:
Prof. Dr. H. Walter Lack is Director at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem and Professor at the Free University of Berlin. He has published The Flora Graeca Story, Ofxford 1998, A Garden of Eternity, Berne 2000, and most recently Florilegium Imperiale, Munich 2006.
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