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Audubon : Le Livre des Oiseaux
94 pages. Botanical illustrations depicting various birds within a scene. Paperback.
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (large volume)
Spectacular specimens. This is Albertus Seba's unrivaled catalog of animals, insects and plants. Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities is one of the 18th century's greatest natural history achievements and remains one of the most prized natural history books of all time. Though scientists of his era often collected natural specimens for research purposes, Amsterdam-based pharmacist Seba (1665-1736) was unrivaled in his passion. His amazing collection of animals. plants and insects from all around the world gained international fame during his lifetime. In 1731, after decades of collecting, Seba commissioned car...
Chinoiseries by Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams
Chinoiseries is a tour-de-force of the printer's and binder's art -- a sumptuous, hand-crafted artist's book, today found in the Getty Center's artist's books collection and the rare book room of Princeton University's Firestone Library. The volume presents fifty exacting watercolors of Chinoiserie garden follies, printed with superb fidelity using exceptional printing technology, then fashioned entirely by hand by French and Italian craftsmen. The volume is prefaced by the legendary couturier, Hubert de Givenchy, and features an illustrated introductory essay exploring the development of the Chinoiserie style, "The Arc...
Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style
A sumptuously illustrated, encyclopedic chronicle of fashion and its trends, from the 18th to the early 20th century Prior to the invention of photography, European and American magazines used colorful prints to depict the latest fashion trends. These illustrations, known as "fashion plates," conveyed the cutting-edge styles embraced by the fashion-conscious elite and proved inspirational to the upwardly mobile. This lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive survey of 200 color plates from publications dating from 1778 to the early 20th century, accompanied by authoritative and fascinating texts. Organized chro...
James M Steinmeyer, Northern European Garden Pavilions Watercolors 2001
Paris and New York: Emmanuel Moatti, (2001). First Edition. Folio. Loose plates in clamshell case. 52 Plates. Absolutely stunning plates of amazing detailed interiors, would be perfect to frame. A fine copy
John Derian Picture Book
John Derian's home goods empire reaches for and wide-in addition to the four John Derian stores he owns in New York and Massachussetts, his products are sold by more than 600 retailers worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, ABC, and Gumps in the United States; Conrans and Selfridges in the UK; and Astier de Villatte in Paris. It all started with his now-iconic collectible plates decoupaged with 19th-century artwork sourced from old and rare books, a process that credited him with elevating the decoupage technique into fine art. Over the past 25 years, the brand has expanded greatly to include home and general design gifts ...
Les Fruits
126 pages with numerous full page botanical plates illustrated.
Les merveilleuses roses
Paperback. This book illustrates numerous rose botanical illustrations from the famous "Pierre-Joseph Redoute". The illustrations are shown on a cream paper.
Les Peintres de Fleurs: Les Velins du Museum
This book contains 131 pages, with 44 full colour plates of botanical illustrations.
Les Plantes Potageres
46 plates illustrating various botanical illustrations of vegetables. French text.
Les plus belles roses
Paperback. Illustrating various Pierre-Joseph Redoute rose botanical illustrations on a cream paper.
Maria Merian's Butterflies
In 1699, the German artist and entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian set sail for Suriname, in South America. There she would spend two years studying the animals and plants which she encountered, aiming to explore the life-cycle of insects (the only partially understood). Those studies led to the publication of the Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium (The Metamorphosis of the Insects of Suriname), a luxury volume, which brought the wonders of Suriname to Europe. Maria Merian’s Butterflies tells Merian’s story through her works in the Royal Collection, acquired by George III. Many are luxury versions of the plates of...
Maria Sibylla Merian - Artist, Scientist, Adventurer
In 1660, at the age of thirteen, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) began her study of butterfly metamorphosis-years before any other scientist published an accurate description of the process. Later, Merian and her daughter ventured thousands of miles from their home in the Netherlands to the rainforests of South America seeking new and amazing insects to observe and illustrate. Years after her death, Merian's accurate and beautiful illustrations were used by scientists, including Carl Linnaeus, to classify species, and today her prints and paintings are prized by museums around the world. More than a dozen species of pl...
Redoute Roses (Jumbo)
A milestone in the history of illustration, this book is a complete reprint of the famous ""Les Roses, "" created around 1817 by Redoute, the master French flower painter. 195 illustrations.
Redoute's Fairest Flowers
Presents watercolors of hundreds of species of flowers, and describes the characteristics and background of each plant.
Roses D' Antan by Anne Marie Trechslin
Édition Le Moulin, Berne, 1975. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY TRECHSLIN,COGGIATTI AND THE PUBLISHER LARGE FOLIO,54 x 41 cms,40 fine coloured plates,mounted in overlay-mounts with textured surface, each mount discreetly embossed with a number given in the index,printed text loosely inserted,contained in a fine lime-coloured linen folding case, titled in gilt.The plates are printed in a screenless flat-bed impression and the reproduction is made from grained plates.The lithographer has retouched these plates by hand to give a light and shade that is a precise rendering of the original.They are produced in a uniqu...
The Book of Palms: The Complete Plates by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius
On December 15, 1868, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794-1868), Professor of Botany at the University of Munich and director of the Royal Botanic Garden, was carried to his grave in a coffin covered with fresh palm leaves. These were a reference to his groundbreaking Historia naturalis palmarum: opus tripartitum (Natural History of Palms: a work in three volumes), published between 1823 and 1853. At the time, this encyclopedic treasury contained the sum of human knowledge on the topic, and included 240 exquisite chromolithographic illustrations, including landscape views of palm habitats and botanical dissections....
The Clutius Botanical Watercolours: Plants and Flowers of the Renaissance
Commissioned from an unknown artist by the Dutch pharmacist Theodorus Clutius as research material for doctors and herbalists - and later used by artists - the botanical watercolours illustrated in this book epitomize the Renaissance interest in and exploration of the natural world. They were considered lost for 40 years after World War II until their discovery in the Jagiellon University Library in Cracow, Poland. The watercolours rival those of Duerer, Leonardo and Besler for beauty and accuracy. The plants, trees, fruits and herbs reproduced here in large, facsimile-style colour plates can easily be recognized by art...
The Garden at Eichstatt (Jumbo)
This could well be the most famous botanical record ever committed to paper. A magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time. The Hortus Eystettensis is in a class of its own when it comes to the variety and range of flowers engraved. Under the supervision of Basilius Besler, a team of at least ten engravers worked on this massive project, translating in situ and specimen drawings faithfully to copper plates. Nearly four hundred years old, the book survived where the gardens did not. They were destroyed by invading Swedish troops in 1634. However in 1998 a reconstruction o...
The Redoute Album
This is a great reference book for seeing reduced size drawings of many of Redoute's works
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