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Redoute. Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers

Redoute. Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers (Hardback)

By Dressendoerfer, Werner
By Lack, H. Walter
By (artist) Redoute, Pierre-Joseph

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He was known as the 'Raphael of flowers' and rightly so: Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to the task of capturing the diversity of the flowering plants in naturalistic watercolor paintings. He worked in Paris as a botanical illustrator for rich and i...nfluential patrons for nearly half a century, during which he documented remarkable, rare plants and flora new to the science of his day. Nearly all of his watercolors were published as copper engravings in large formats and launched on the market with botanical descriptions as sumptuously designed publications in small editions that are today extremely rare and superlative collector's items. The Choix des plus belles fleures et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits ( Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits ), issued in 36 parts between 1827 and 1833 is a late work of Redoute's, in which he published 144 hand-colored stipple engravings of his best representations of flora in revised form along with a few novelty items. It conveys a glimpse of the long-vanished magnificence of the greenhouses and gardens in and around Paris which delighted the elite of France in the first part of the 19th century.
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ISBN 9783836505154
Released NZ 17 Sep 2015
Publisher Taschen
Format Hardback
Language German
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ISBN-13 9783836505154
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Taschen
Imprint Taschen GmbH
Released 17 Sep 2015
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Language German
Author(s) By Dressendoerfer, Werner
By Lack, H. Walter
By (artist) Redoute, Pierre-Joseph
Category History Of Art & Design Styles: C 1800 To C 1900
Painting: Watercolours
Individual Artists
Botanical Art
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 285mm
Height: 395mm
Spine: 57mm
Dewey Code 759.4
Weight 3,852g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade