Whether in gently furled leaves, or the sheer beauty and variety of colors, precisely textured fruits, we celebrate an art form as tender as it is precise, and ever more resonant amid our growing awareness of our ecological surroundings and the preciousness of natural flora. About the series:bibliotheca universalis— compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, open-minded publishing.
Mbibliotheca universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm’s delight — never bore, always excite!Text in English, French, and German A garden eden Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration.
. This fresh taschen edition celebrates the botanical tradition and talents with a selection of outstanding works from the National Library of Vienna, including many new images. From byzantine manuscripts right through to 20th-century masterpieces, callas, through peonies, and chrysanthemums, these exquisite reproductions dazzle in their accuracy and their aesthetics.
Heaven on earth: botanical masterworks from the National Library of ViennaIn pursuit of both knowledge and delight, the craft of botanical illustration has always required not only meticulous draftsmanship but also a rigorous scientific understanding.
Basilius Besler's Florilegium: The Book of Plants
Botanical beauty: basilius besler's complete hortus eystettensis of 1613 A magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time, the Hortus Eystettensis is in a class of its own when it comes to the range of flowers engraved. First published in 1613, the 367 copperplate engravings by basilius besler 1561–1629 capture the spectacular diversity of the palatial gardens of Prince-Bishop Johann Konrad von Gemmingen 1593/95–1612 in Eichstätt, Bavaria, Germany.
About the series:bibliotheca universalis — compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
Bookworm’s delight — never bore, always excite! The whole collection is regarded as one of the finest treasures of botanical literature, described by Carl Linnaeus, the legendary 18th-century botanist and zoologist, as an “incomparable work”. Besler's pictorial catalog long outlived the gardens, which were destroyed in 1634 by invading Swedish troops.
The meticulous illustrations are organized according to the four seasons, and, following the classification system used today, show plants belonging to a total of 90 families and covering 340 genera. In auction, the asking price for a first-edition copy of Hortus Eystettensis is now more than half a million dollars.
With this edition, taschen opens up the garden to a much wider audience: A rich and beautiful record, destined to keep the garden's beauty in bloom.
Redoute: The Book of Flowers XL Multilingual Edition
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. Floral masterpieces the finest floral treasures of pierre-joseph redouté 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.
This elegant catalogue brings together all engravings from redouté’s illustrations of Roses and Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits and the most astounding images from the Lilies. Offering a vibrant overview of redouté’s admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.
The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries
With a compelling introduction about the history of educational charts and their production, significant heritage and will enlighten those with an interest in art, science, design, The Art of Instruction provides a glimpse into a rich, or natural history. Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree to that of a hedgehog or starfish, the botanical and zoological images in this collection are captivating with their curious visuals and intricate details. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art, and design.
Birds: The Art of Ornithology Rizzoli Classics
It makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves fine prints and drawings or has an interest in nature or birding. Brilliantly reproduced original artworks by such renowned artists as Audubon, Thorburn, MacGillivray, Gould, and Wolfe are included. The lively accompanying text tells the story of how ornithological art grew out of the naturalistic tradition of European painting to become a genre on its own, where the artist’s focus on aesthetic appeal was married to the scientist’s need for precision and detail.
. Birds tells the remarkable story of the development of ornithological art through the ages, through the Age of Exploration, from the earliest images of birds in the Renaissance, to the present day. This remarkably beautiful volume gathers together a selection of the most important and vibrant ornithological art from London’s Natural History Museum.
The detailed text interweaves science, art history, exploration, exotic birds, biography, and travel to paint a vast and wondrous picture of the bygone world of artist-scientists, and faraway lands. Many of the works reproduced in this volume have never before been published.
Martius: The Book of Palms
Trees of paradise: exquisite illustrations of the tropical palm on december 15, 1868, Professor of Botany at the University of Munich and director of the Royal Botanic Garden, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius 1794–1868, was carried to his grave in a coffin covered with fresh palm leaves. Equally remarkable are the color landscapes showing various palms—often standing alone in simple and elegant beauty.
Martius’s folio is unusual in its inclusion of cross-sectioned diagrams, conveying the architecture of these mighty trees, which central Europeans would have found hard to imagine accurately. From 1817 to 1820, he traveled over 2, 250 km 1, 400 miles through the Amazon basin to investigate natural history and native tribes with zoologist Johann Baptist von Spix.
The result was an unrivaled catalog of all known genera of the palm family, describing all the palms of Brazil, outlining the modern classification of palms, and producing the first maps of palm biogeography. About the series:bibliotheca universalis — compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.
Bibliotheca universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm’s delight — never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, and German Martius The Book of Palms.
The fronds were a reference to his groundbreaking Natural History of Palms: a work in three volumes, published between 1823–1853. This encyclopedic treasury of 240 exquisite chromolithographic illustrations was based on Martius’s expeditions through Brazil and Peru.
Redouté: Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers
Flower power: the finest work of the "Raphael of flowers" Redouté was forever in high demand. Official court draftsman to queen marie-antoinette who purportedly summoned him at midnight to paint a cactus, the artist brought flowers to the highest of places, and later a favorite of Joséphine Bonaparte, and offset the chaotic upheaval of the French Revolution with the delicacy of perfectly drawn petals.
This reprint brings together 144 examples of Redouté’s flower, branch, and fruit drawings. Originally published between 1827 and 1833, these precise yet tender illustrations are as delightful as they are informative, recording some of the most delicate plant specimens in the world and evoking the beauty of defunct Parisian greenhouses and gardens.
Text in english, french, and German Martius The Book of Palms. Redoute selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers.
Plant: Exploring the Botanical World
Plant exploring the Botanical World. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.
The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images everFollowing in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants.
Redoute selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Martius The Book of Palms.
Instant Wall Art - Botanical Prints: 45 Ready-to-Frame Vintage Illustrations for Your Home Decor
Plant exploring the Botanical World. Personalize your space with beautiful, vintage illustrations, nature-inspired prints!Featuring dozens of stylized, Instant Wall Art: Botanical Prints captures the intricate details and vibrant colors of the world's most stunning plants. Art. Vintage. Ready-To-Frame. From the blooming cape blue water lily to the flowering peach tree branch, this book's beautiful, budget-friendly art makes it easy and inexpensive to transform your entire home.
With instant wall art: botanical prints, you can finally say goodbye to blank walls and hello to the nature-inspired look you love--all at an exceptional value! Martius The Book of Palms. Illustrations. Redoute selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers. Each page encourages you to frame your favorite pieces and personalize your space with the beauty of the outdoors.
Vintage. But it is often these early attempts that give us real insight into the firsthand experiences and adventures of the botanists, collectors, artists, and explorers behind them. This exquisite visual compendium of botanical sketches by eighty artists from around the world brings these personal and vividly spontaneous records back into the light.
Art. Plant exploring the Botanical World. Illustrations. Recording the world of plant and animal life and documenting the strange beauty of the natural world have been human passions ever since the first cave paintings. Redoute selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers. Ready-To-Frame. Martius The Book of Palms. While there are many histories of botanical art featuring beautiful paintings and finished drawings, first impressions, the artists' preparatory sketches, and scribbled notes on paper are rarely seen.
Pr arch. Filled with remarkable images from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries, art & archives, scientists, and archives, museums, sourced from the unparalleled collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, and other libraries, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Carl Linnaeus, Kew Library, including such renowned artists, Mark Catesby, Botanical Sketchbooks also provides fascinating biographical portraits of the intriguing characters featured within, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Helen and Margaret Shelley sisters of the novelist Mary Shelley, and amateur botanists as Leonardo da Vinci, among many others.