Redouté. The Book of Flowers

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  • This elegant catalogue brings together all engravings from Redouté’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 Redouté’s admixture of accuracy and beauty, it is also a privileged glimpse into the magnificent gardens and greenhouses of a bygone Paris.

    This is a beautifully produced large volume for the book collector and botanical art connoisseur.

    French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (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.



     

    Publisher name TASCHEN
    Publication date 16 April 2018
    Number of pages 608
    Format Hardback
    Dimensions 26.7 x 35.7 cm
    Weight 4190 g