Art meets science in A Garden Eden: Masterpieces in Botanical Illustration, an extensive catalogue of botanical illustration written in English, German and French. Drawn from the vaults of the National Library of Vienna, these exquisite color reproductions range from 6th-century manuscripts to 19th-century masterpieces and celebrate both the skill of botanical artists and the abundance of natural flora.
Author H. Walter Lack is a professor at the Free University of Berlin and former director of the Botanical Gardens and Botanical Museum in Berlin-Dahlem. A leading expert in the history of botany, his research focuses on the global transfer of useful and ornamental plants from a cultural historical perspective.
8.75" x 6.25"
Hardcover | 511 pages