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“One of the most gifted botanical artists in history.”
— Victoria Magazine
The only thing that looks better on a table than a beautiful bouquet of freshly picked flowers is this stunning edition of Redouté. The Book of Flowers.
French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor 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, 608-page edition gathers all engravings from his masterful volumes Roses and Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers, alongside the most astounding pieces from The Lilies.
Astonishing with his admixture of accuracy and beauty, Redouté transports the reader to the magnificent greenhouses and gardens of a bygone Paris.
If you or someone you know loves flowers, gardening, beautiful things that feed the soul and make the heart sing, then this very special book is the perfect, ever-lasting gift bouquet. I turn to my copy often!
Format: New, Hardcover, coffee table-size
Published: April 2018
Pages: 608 pages of full-color illustrations
Dimensions: 10" inches wide x 14" inches long x 2"inches deep
Weight: 9.3 pounds, before shipping
Rating: ★★★★★ (See FAQs for more information)
H. Walter Lack is a Professor at the Free University of Berlin and former Director of the Botanical Gardens and Botanical Museum in Berlin-Dahlem.
A leading expert in the history of botany, his research focuses on the global transfer of useful and ornamental plants from a cultural historical perspective. He is the author of TASCHEN’s Garden of Eden and The Book of Palms.