Treasures of Botanical Art: Icons from the Shirley Sherwood and Kew Collections (Royal Botanic Garden) Hardcover – 1 Apr 2008
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About the Author
Martyn Rix has worked for the Royal Horticultural Society and has co-authored many books on horticulture with Roger Phillips. He is editor of 'Curtis's Botanical Magazine' published by Kew, the longest continuously running botanical periodical in the world, founded in 1787, which places special emphasis on botanical illustration. Martyn has travelled widely around the world collecting and photographing plants, and designing and planting gardens. In 2002 he was awarded the Gold Veitch Memorial Media for services to Horticulture.Dr Shirley Sherwood travels extensively and has been collecting contemporary botanical drawings since 1990. Her comprehensive collection includes work by artists living in thirty different countries and documents the emergence of a new wave of botanical painters and the renaissance of their art form and is arguably the most important private collection of twentieth century botanical art in the world.
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I can personally vouch for the fact that this book provides excellent colour reproduction of the works which were in the exhibition.
It's also a fascinating book in that it mixes the best work by contemporary botanical artists - mainly from the Shirley Sherwood Collection - with the historic artwork which forms part of the collection of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. The book includes biographies of all the artists.
I highly recommend it to all botanical art lovers, botanical artists (to see the standards whwhich are achieved by contemporary artists), and people who provide tuition in botanical art - however this is not a "how to" book.
I'd personally go for the hardback version Treasures of Botanical Art: Icons from the Shirley Sherwood and Kew Collections (Royal Botanic Garden)- as I did - because I think this will become a landmark publication in time.
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A well illustrated informative book, one of the many Shirley Sherwood books.Published 11 months ago by S.BALCH
A beautiful and very interesting and informative book that is both easy and fascinating to read. A delight.Published 18 months ago by T Faiers