Flower Drawings (Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks)

Flower Drawings (Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks)

by Andrew Morris (Photographer), David Scrase (Author)


This Handbook illustrates a selection of drawings of flowers from the collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum. The book is arranged chronologically and ranges from the fifteenth century to the present day. Beginning with illustrations from the borders and backgrounds of illuminated manuscripts, the selection traces the form through attempts at accurate delineation of form during the Renaissance to the more scientific approach of the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It concludes with several contemporary examples of flower drawings to show that the tradition continues. The illustrations bring out the stunning detail and colour characteristic of the art-form.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 142
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 19 Jun 1997

ISBN 10: 0521585783
ISBN 13: 9780521585781
Book Overview: A chronological selection of beautifully illustrated flower drawings.

Media Reviews
'With so much marvellous material to choose from the author has made a varied and interesting choice with some strong and vivid images.' The Garden, Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society