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About this item


Number of Pages: 248

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Subjects & Themes

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Plants & Animals

Language: English

Street Date: September 3, 2019
TCIN: 76619633
UPC: 9783791358581
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-2628
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Book Synopsis

This elegant book features exquisite reproductions of a rare 17th-century album of floral illustrations.

Very little is known about The Green Florilegium. Neither signed nor dated, it is generally attributed to the German painter Hans Simon Holtzbecker and originates from the library at Gottorf Castle in Schleswig, on the border of Germany and Denmark. The album now resides at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. Recently the book was painstakingly restored, allowing the delicate illustrations to come to new life in their original colors. This beautiful and affordable volume reproduces the original work of 400 botanical illustrations in its entirety. It also includes an introductory essay and captions with basic information on each flower. This lovely book is a must-have for lovers of botanical illustration and a sublime example of the art of conservation.

Review Quotes

It's the perfect coffee-table book - leaving it open to any page is like having a permanent bouquet of flowers in your space. --Martha Stewart - Home Design
Eternally fresh...so beautiful it deserves its own gazebo. --The Wall Street Journal
The illustrations here are finely wrought and wonderfully colored... Each page is meant to be lingered over in this splendid and sprawling lap garden. --The New York Times
If you only own one book of botanical illustration, this should be it. An exquisite exploration of the natural world...each of the 400 illustrations is a joy to behold. --Art of the Times

About the Author

HANNE KOLIND POULSEN is Senior Researcher and Curator at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.1 inches length x 9.6 inches width x 13.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 4.65 pounds
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