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Redoute. The Book of Flowers_H. Walter Lack_9783836568937_TaschenSKU:9783836568937 Supplier: Taschen
Author: Melanie Grant
Format: Hardback | 208 pages
Dimensions: 305mm x 246mm x 26mm | 1678.29g
Publication date: 11 Nov 2020
French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redoute (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. 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 Redoute's illustrations of Roses and Choix des plus belles fleurs (Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers) and the most astounding images from The Lilies. Offering a vibrant overview of Redoute's admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.