The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

By: Christabel King

Price: $49.95

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Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and covers materials, collecting and preserving plant specimens, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, using dividers, drawing from life, composition, light and shade and tranferring drawings. She goes on to discuss painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine. A chapter on travel drawings gives a flavour of the author's passion and worldwide experience. There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms. The text is highly illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings.

Title: The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

Author Name: Christabel King

Categories: Botanical,

Publisher: UK, Search Press: 2015

ISBN Number: 1844489477

ISBN Number 13: 9781844489473

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 30.2 x 22.6 x 1.9 cm

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 003492