The Art of Botanical Illustration
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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