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  • New Botanical Painting

    …on how to create contemporary watercolour artworks. Through more than 30 step-by-step projects, discover how to paint individual flowers and foliage, as well as beautiful botanical compositions. Use your new skills to make art for your wall, unique cards, invitations, or simply paint for pleasure.

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  • Monet's Garden in Art

    …as he chose colours for his palette. It was also the inspiration for his art, and the subject of some of his greatest paintings. Exploring his vision of the world of beauty he brought into being, Monet's Garden in Art shows how Monet's endeavours as a gardener were part of his identity as a…

  • Treasures of Botanical Art

    …paintings are showcased in this gift book, accompanied with informative text on the origins, history and relevance of botanical art, as well as information on the plants themselves. Biographies of over 120 artists are provided at the end of the book, revealing the historical and international…

  • Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration

    …observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering and the accuracy of colour are all intrinsic to this niche genre of art. In this beautiful book, Sarah Jane Humphrey explains the techniques of the botanical artist but also introduces ideas for scientific illustration, so that the…

  • Magnolias in Art & Cultivation

    …their cultivation, and Stephen A. Spongberg provides full botanical descriptions. Some of the paintings from the book will be exhibited in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew, February - May 2014. Author Biography: Barbara Oozeerally is a botanical artist and has won many awards…

  • The Art of Creative Pruning

    In this book, author Jake Hobson outlines an approach that is more creative than traditional topiary and positively encourages out-of-the-box thinking. Instead of peacocks and rabbits you will see boxwood shaped to reveal a row of Russian dolls and hedges carved with graffiti. Innovatively…

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  • RHS Flowers the Watercolour Art Pad

    Anyone can produce beautiful botanical paintings with this, the first guided watercolour book. Printed on specialist watercolour art paper and containing step-by-step tutorials, this book is the perfect introduction to producing exquisite illustrations. 30 works by Rachel Pedder-Smith have been…

  • Gardens: The Cleveland Museum of Art

    …plot into a garden everyone could enjoy. This book presents the history of the Fine Arts Garden, and discusses the development of the museum's grounds since the 1930s as well as plans for the future. This lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book presents a new aspect of the history of a…

  • Genus Cyclamen: Science, Cultivation, Art and Culture

    This book is a celebration of cyclamen, a genus of only 23 species popular amongst gardeners, growers, botanists and enthusiasts alike. Native to parts of Europe, western Asia and parts of North Africa; cyclamen are also highly cultivated plants. Genus Cyclamen covers the botany of all taxa,…

  • Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers

    …is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing, where nature and humanity are brought together. Written by renowned Ikebana expert Shozo Sato, Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers is a classic Ikebana text updated for modern readers. Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers…

  • The Arborealists: The Art of the Tree

    …the Neo-Romantics and the Ruralists. Featuring work by 37 artists, this lavishly illustrated book, at turns dramatic and contemplative, demonstrates that trees still have a relevance in contemporary art and retain the power to move us all as a vital element in our landscape and sense of national…

  • The Art of the Islamic Garden

    …the Shalimar - conjure up images of calm and even divine beauty. No visitor is left untouched by their magic. This new paperback edition of "The Art of the Islamic Garden" is an introduction to the design, symbolism and making of an Islamic Garden and it examines that magic, describes the component…

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