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The Green Florilegium [Hardcover]

Hanne Kolind Poulsen

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30 April 2013
Very little is known about the Green Florilegium. Neither signed nor dated, it is generally attributed to the German painter Hans Simon Holtzbecker and originates from the library at Gottorp Castle in Schleswig. The album now resides at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen. Recently the book was painstakingly restored, allowing the delicate illustrations to come to new life in their original colors. This beautiful volume reproduces the original work of 400 botanical illustrations in its entirety. It also includes an introductory essay and captions with basic information on each flower. Published for the first time, this lovely book is a must-have for lovers of botanical illustration and a sublime example of the art of conservation.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel; Bilingual edition (30 April 2013)
  • Language: English, German
  • ISBN-10: 3791352784
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791352787
  • Product Dimensions: 36.4 x 25.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 516,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The illustrations here are finely wrought and wonderfully colored, and the names of the flowers trip off the tongue: dusky cranesbill and yellow bachelor's buttons. Each page is meant to be lingered over in this splendid and sprawling lap garden. --New York Times, 24 May 2013

About the Author

HANNE KOLIND POULSEN is Senior Researcher and Curator at Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Visual Treat! 20 May 2013
By Joe Prather - Published on Amazon.com
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The pictures are well done and are the real bang for the buck in the book. Did not spend much time with the text because the enjoyment of this book is the beauty of the floral renderings
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Work of Art 28 May 2013
By Jam-i - Published on Amazon.com
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This is almost too beautiful to be considered a coffee table book, but it makes an ideal one. The restored plates by the great 17th century flower painter Hans Simon Holtzbecker are a joy to behold - and for me something of a discovery. If you like this genre, this is definitely for you.
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW what a book 27 July 2013
By Ronald Philip Best - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is absolutely beautiful. The text is explicit, the printning is superbe and the color is fantatstic. A pleasure to add to my library
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5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure for Flower Lovers 3 Aug 2013
By Twice Retired - Published on Amazon.com
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This reproduction of a 17th century German book about plants has handsome illustrations with German and English text on very high quality paper. The vibrancy of the illustrations is remarkable. The book is beautifully bound and comes in a matching slipcase. You could not go wrong presenting this to someone who loves plants - even if they are not familiar with all those depicted in this book. It is a treat for the eyes to peruse the book plus a trove of information about plants. Ironically, the name of the person who did these illustrations is not known for sure, but he clearly had great talent. So, if you are interested in plants, get this book! It is well worth the Amazon price - and more.
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