The Art of Botanical Illustration

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Antique Collectors' Club, 1994 - Art - 368 pages
This major work, first published in 1950, is still considered the classic work on the subject. Now substantially revised and enlarged, the book provides a comprehensive, critical and well illustrated survey of the portrayal of plants through more than three thousand years.

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Introduction to the 1994 edition by William T Stear n Preface to the 1950 edition by Wilfrid Blunt CHAPTER
The Botanical Artist
The Legacy of Antiquity

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Wilfrid Blunt was Senior Drawing Master at Eton College. An Associate of the Royal College of Art and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London, he authored a number of biographies and books on European art and botany. His "The Art of Botanical Illustration" has become a standard work of reference. He died in 1987. William T. Stearn was a distinguished botanist, previously of the British Museum (Natural History), now the Natural History Museum. The former president of the Linnean Society, he died in 2001.

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