New Eyes for Plants : A Workbook for observing and drawing plants


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Here are fresh ways of seeing and understanding nature with a vivid journey through the seasons. Detailed facts are interwoven with artistic insights, showing how science can be practised as an art, and how art can help science through using the holistic approach of Goethe. Readers are helped by simple observation exercises, by inspiring llustrations which make a companion guide to plant growth around the year. A wide variety of common plants are beautifully drawn, from seed and bud to flower and fruit. Dr Margaret Colquhoun researches into plants and landscape. Axel Ewald is a sculptor. The book is the outcome of their teaching and research work. 'This books invites us to go on a journey, not simply of the imagination but also of activity and transformation. The invitation is to reconnect with the living forms around us by looking and doing so that our eyes are opened to the nature of plant life. The nature revealed has both the truth of scientific knowledge and the beauty of the creative act so that we experience plants as simultaneously archetypal and forever new. The door opens onto a new way of practising science as an art.'

ISBN: 9781869890858
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 14th October 1996
Publisher: Hawthorn Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.59