This is the definitive instructional guide to the art of botanical illustration, published in association with The Society of Botanical Artists and featuring detailed step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Society.
Botanical illustration has been a popular art form for many centuries, with its appealing traditions of detail and beauty. This beautifully illustrated book covers all aspects of the subject and is an essential book for all serious students of botanical painting.
The book includes useful information about materials, basic plant anatomy, flower and leaf shapes, and then explores the techniques for drawing and coloured pencil work, as well as painting with watercolour and gouache. Subjects include exotic and common plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables, as well as flowers in the garden. Packed with step-by-step demonstrations and stunning illustrations, this is an inspiring, practical guide, as well as a visual treat.
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Margaret Stevens is President of The Society of Botanical Artists, which was founded in 1985 to bring together artists of repute in this field. Members include winners of prestigious awards, including the Royal Horticultural Society’s Gold and Silver-Gilt medals, and their work is held in collections worldwide. Margaret has written and co-ordinated two Collins books and is an expert and teacher of the subject.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0060819073
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Book Description Smithsonian, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Botanical illustration has been a popular art form for many centuries with its appealing traditions of detail and beauty. Reflecting continued interest in the subject, the highly esteemed Society of Botanical Artists has for the first time put together a practical teaching guide to the art. It covers all aspects from exotic and garden flowers and plants to fruits and vegetables, and features practical step-by-step demonstrations from the leading artists-teachers in the field. The stunning detailed illustrations will inspire both beginner and experienced artists alike. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060819073
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060819073
Book Description Smithsonian, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060819073