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Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color
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Botanical Drawing In Color offers a thorough immersion into the world of scientifically accurate, three-dimensional, and artistically rendered natural illustration. Whether you’re just broaching this unique skill or are already an expert, these step-by-step instructions are an invaluable reference guide, written by one of the nation’s leading experts in the field, Wendy Hollender.  Each lesson here increases in complexity to build your skill set in a clear, concise, and accessible way. With a focus on the natural world through the botanical life-cycle, each project is not only a technical study, but a beautiful piece of artwork in and of itself.
 
Learn:


   • Single light source toning technique
   • Principles of perspective for drawing flowers
   • The fundamentals of plant anatomy
   • Colored pencil techniques and color theory of the natural world
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By: Watson-Guptill.   2010-07-20

Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber
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Florida has 1200 miles of coastline, almost 700 miles of which are sandy beaches. Exploring along those beaches offers encounters with myriads of plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects--all are covered in this comprehensive guide with descriptive accounts of 822 items, 983 color images, and 431 maps. Beginning with the premise that beaches are themselves alive, this guide to the natural history of Florida beaches heralds the living things and metaphorical life near, on, and within the state's sandy margins. It is organized into Beach Features, Beach Animals, Beach Plants, Beach Minerals, and Hand of Man. In addition to being an identification guide, the book reveals much of the wonder and mystery between dune and sea along Florida's long coastline.
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By: Pineapple Press.   2007-05-01

Mapplethorpe Flora: The Complete Flowers
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The definitive collection of Robert Mapplethorpe's flower photographs

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) is one of the twentieth century's most important artists, known for his groundbreaking and provocative work. He studied painting, drawing, and sculpture in Brooklyn in the 1960s and started taking photographs when he acquired a Polaroid camera, in 1970.

Beginning in 1973 and until his death in 1989, Mapplethorpe explored the flower with extraordinary dedication, using a range of photographic processes — from Polaroids to dye-transfer color works. In carefully constructed compositions, he captured roses, orchids, snapdragons, daisies, tulips and other species — both common and rare — and forever transformed the way we perceive a classic and familiar subject. The result — a stunning body of work — is collected in this elegant book, Mapplethorpe Flora: The Complete Flowers.

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By: Phaidon Press.   2016-03-14

National Geographic Traveler: Colombia, 2nd Edition
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From the storied capital of Bogotá to Medelín to the Amazon Basin, this guide to Colombia, South America, offers readers practical advice on planning your trip and explains the country in the context of its history, culture, cuisine, landscape, and flora and fauna. Acclaimed travel writer Christopher Baker explores the Eastern Highlands, the Caribbean Lowlands, the Western and Southern Highlands, the Pacific & San Andrés, and Los Llanos & the Amazon Basin. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of life and every activity under the Colombian sun: how emeralds are mined and marketed, the history of pirates off Colombia’s shores, parrots and macaws, volcanoes, whale watching, and poison dart frogs. Gorgeous National Geographic photography and useful maps help you navigate your way around Colombia and its many landscapes: Take a walk through Bogotá’s historic Candelaria district, take a drive through coffee country, follow in the footsteps of Gabriel García Márquez, or enjoy a drive around San Andrés.
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By: National Geographic.   2017-01-03

The Art of Flora Forager
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Flower fans and nature enthusiasts will fall in love with this charming art book from Instagram sensation Flora Forager featuring the best of her unique floral compositions created with botanical materials. Flora Forager creates images out of flower petals, leaves, stones, twigs, and other natural materials that she finds in her garden and in urban wild areas in her neighborhood. This intimate, lovely book collects her best pieces, including new, exclusive art, along with a peek into her unique creative process. Featured pieces include scenes, mandalas, animals, birds, fish, insects, mythical creatures, iconic women, old masters, and more. Each artwork is accompanied by explanatory text on a facing page including piece name, materials used, and a short, evocative description of the artist's process and inspiration.
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By: Sasquatch Books.   2017-09-26

Wild Rivers: A Photographic Odyssey in Thailand
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For more than 15 years wildlife photographer Bruce Kekule has devoted his life to the Kingdom's wild flora and fauna--so that others can appreciate the beauty of the natural world. This is his testament--an amazing collection of nearly 400 photographs of many rare and endangered animals, and the stories behind them.

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By: WKT Publishing Co., LTD.   2008

Nature Illuminated: Flora and Fauna from the Court of Emperor Rudolf II (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)
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The court of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II produced nothing more amazing than the Mira calligraphiae monumenta, a brilliant demonstration of two arts--calligraphy and miniature painting. The project began when Rudolf's predecessor, Ferdinand I, commissioned master calligrapher Georg Bocskay to create a model book of calligraphy. A preeminent scribe, Bocskay assembled a vast selection of contemporary and historic scripts.

Years later, at Rudolf's behest, miniaturist Joris Hoefnagel filled the spaces on each manuscript page with insects, fruits, flowers, and other botanical images. The combination of word and illustration is rare and, on its tiny scale, constitutes one of the marvels of the Central European Renaissance.

Nature Illuminated reproduces forty-one pages from the original codex. Those who love and collect beautiful books will be endlessly fascinated by Hoefnagel's imagery and invention. The accompanying commentary identifies and explains the details of Hoefnagel's exquisitely crafted illuminations.
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By: J. Paul Getty Museum.   1997-07-10

A Visual Celebration of Borneo's Wildlife: [All Royalties Donated to Fauna & Flora International]
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This Borneo wildlife pictorial offers nature lovers, visitors to Borneo and armchair explorers an unparalleled introduction to this mysterious treasure island.

Illustrated with more than 350 images, taken by Bjorn Olesen and other wildlife photographers, A Visual Celebration of Borneo's Wildlife is a photographic tribute to the most spectacular wildlife species on the second-largest tropical island on Earth. It displays nature's beauty, revealing many private moments of the astonishing biodiversity of Borneo, where nature runs riot. Based on the latest research, it is filled with captivating little-known facts about the wildlife that modern-day travelers may come across when visiting this enchanting island. It also describes the top 16 wildlife locations in Borneo, with a comprehensive list of recommended reading, websites and blogs provided.

Also included is a foreword by HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, President of Fauna & Flora International.

**All of the authors' royalties will be donated to Fauna & Flora International for nature conservation work in Southeast Asia.**
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By: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd..   2016-08-16

100 roadside wildflowers of Southwest Uplands in natural color (Popular series / Southwest Parks and Monuments Association)
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1987 printing, This Cover is of Two Castillea Sp. Flowers on a white background

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By: Southwestern Monuments Association.   1980

Flora
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Celebrated photographer Nick Knight gives us a new view of flowers and plants in this dazzling
volume. Astounded by the beauty of the pressed flowers and plants he saw at the herbarium of the Natural History Museum in London, Knight spent three and a half years choosing from among the museum’s six million specimens. Having selected 46 as the most visually arresting, he captures them here with his camera in a book as fresh as the greatest works of botanical art and illustration.
Engaging commentaries by curator Sandra Knapp describe Knight’s choices. In his preface, Knight marvels at the variety of forms and hues: “Some were like feathers of neon, breathtakingly delicate. . . others were like urban plans, architecturally precise . . . many were joyful splashes of color like children’s paintings, carefree, happy nonsense.”
In Flora, the loveliness of the pressed plants and flowers, the graphic quality of the photographs, the elegance of the design, and the vividness of the color reproductions yield a sublime and stunning ensemble.
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By: Harry N. Abrams.   2001-03-01


 

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