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Redouté: The Book of Flowers By H. Walter Lack

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Explore the finest floral treasures of French painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté in this gorgeous volume that's an art piece of its own. Redouté devoted himself to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings with careful botanical descriptions. 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. This elegant catalogue brings together all engravings from Redouté's illustrations of Rosesand 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 breathtaking glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris. Hardcover; 2018, TASCHEN. Size. 608 pages. Dimensions: 10. 5"l x 2. 2"w x 14. 2"h. 4 payments of $17. 5 with AfterPay