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Redoute : Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers
by Walter H. Lack and Werner Dressendorfer and H. Walter Lack


Overview - Flower Power: The finest work of the "Raphael of flowers" Redoute was forever in high demand. Official court draftsman to Queen Marie-Antoinette (who purportedly summoned him at midnight to paint a cactus), and later a favorite of Josephine Bonaparte, the artist brought flowers to the highest of places, and offset the chaotic upheaval of the French Revolution with the delicacy of perfectly drawn petals.This reprint brings together 144 examples of Redoute s flower, branch, and fruit drawings.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Flower Power: The finest work of the "Raphael of flowers" Redoute was forever in high demand. Official court draftsman to Queen Marie-Antoinette (who purportedly summoned him at midnight to paint a cactus), and later a favorite of Josephine Bonaparte, the artist brought flowers to the highest of places, and offset the chaotic upheaval of the French Revolution with the delicacy of perfectly drawn petals.This reprint brings together 144 examples of Redoute s flower, branch, and fruit drawings. Originally published between 1827 and 1833, these precise yet tender illustrations are as delightful as they are informative, recording some of the most delicate plant specimens in the world and evoking the beauty of defunct Parisian greenhouses and gardens. Text in English, French, and German "


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  • ISBN-13: 9783836505154
  • ISBN-10: 3836505150
  • Publisher: Taschen
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 336


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Books > Art > Individual Artists - General
Books > Art > Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Books > Nature > Plants - Flowers

 
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