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A Passion for Plants

Contemporary Botanical Masterworks

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A Passion for Plants by Shirley Sherwood
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The book chronicles the revival in popularity of this genre and features most of the main artists working today. Sherwoods collection, encompassing work from around the globe, is the finest held in private hands. The extended introduction touches on the revival, on the quality of this new work and compares it with the great artists of the past, like Redoute, Ehret, and the Bauer brothers. The main body of the book contains pictures from 66 different botanical artists. In her own distinctive style, Dr Sherwood profiles each artist, often describing how she came to collect the artists work and how the artist's work has evolved.

Author Biography

Shirley Sherwood read botany at Oxford University and gained a D.Phil while working in the area of drug research. She is a judge on the Botanical Painting Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society, Kew, and an honorary trustee of the new American Society for Botanical Artists.
Release date NZ
July 11th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
236 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
Imprint
Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
Pages
264
Dimensions
230x290x21
ISBN-13
9780304361663
Product ID
1662942

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