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A facsimile edition in two volumes of floral engravings, remarkable for its scientific accuracy, brilliant colours and delicate beauty by Maria Sibylla Merian. It reproduces the 1680 Nuremberg edition of the artist's "Neues Blumenbuch" now found in the State Library of Saxony, Dresden. More than three centuries after it was published, this collection is remarkable for its scientific accuracy, brilliant colours and delicate beauty. Merian abandoned traditional modes of illustration known in the 16th and 17th-century botanical treatises for more comprehensive balanced compositions. Only six copies of Merian's original engravings exist, and only one was hand-colored by the artist herself. Combining botanical accuracy with artistic quality she moved away from the method favoring single illustrations and instead fused tulips, peonies and lilies into a cacophony of color and detail. Merian recorded the beauty of these flowers meticulously, often emphasising their relationship to their natural surroundings by including butterflies, caterpillars, or insects in the work. Volume 1 comprises a 80-page facsimile with 36 color plates, including the original title sheet and preface by the artist. Volume II has a commentary in English and German with a contribution by Thomas Buerger and a biography of the artist.
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Book Description Prestel, 2003. Befriedigend/Good: Durchschnittlich erhaltenes Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit Gebrauchsspuren, aber vollständigen Seiten. / Describes the average WORN book or dust jacket that has all the pages present. Seller Inventory # M03791326635-G
Book Description Prestel, 2003. Gut/Very good: Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit wenigen Gebrauchsspuren an Einband, Schutzumschlag oder Seiten. / Describes a book or dust jacket that does show some signs of wear on either the binding, dust jacket or pages. Seller Inventory # M03791326635-V
Book Description Prestel Verlag, 2003. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condition: Sehr gut. 96 Seiten; Prestel - 1. Auf. 2003 : Maria Sibylla - gb + Su. K. RK-9AHG-4ZY3 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500. Seller Inventory # 290245
Book Description Prestel Verlag, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Wie neu. 01. Tadelloses Exemplar, neuwertig. ---. Seller Inventory # A19-9783791326634
Book Description Prestel, 2003. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 3791326635-2-4