Botanical illustration

Mr. Marshal’s Flower Book

Author: 
Alexander Marshal
Publisher: 
Viking Studio
Publication Date: 
2008
ISBN: 
978–0–6700–2038–6

cloth, 192 pp., $26.95

This delightful book is a collection of botanical watercolors created in seventeenth-century England for Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium. Marshal’s flower book was eventually given to King George IV, so the work became part of the collections of the Royal Library.

Volume: 
11
Number: 
2

The Art of Plant Evolution

Author: 
W. John Kress and Shirley Sherwood
Publisher: 
Kew (distributed by the University of Chicago Press)
Publication Date: 
2009
ISBN: 
978–1–842–46417–5

Paper, 320 pp., $41.00

This volume is a celebration of the marriage of plant evolution and art. Eighty-four artists depict in 136 paintings the botanical relationships between plant forms as identified by the most recent research, such as DNA sequencing. In the introduction, distinguished botanist W. John Kress analyzes these evolutionary relationships and the current classification of major plant groups. Art expert Shirley Sherwood (who selected the art) describes the backgrounds of individual artists and the significance of each beautiful painting.

Volume: 
12
Number: 
3

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