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Understanding the Flowering Plants - A Practical Guide for Botanical Illustrators

By Anne L D Bebbington

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ISBN: 9781847977588
PUBLISHED: 17/11/2014
PAGES: 256
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 366 colour images

To study a plant in detail is to make a fascinating journey of discovery. Even plants we think we know well will often surprise us as we look at the intricacy of their structure and how they are put together. This fascinating guide explains what flowering plants are and their relationship to other groups of plants. With drawings, paintings and photographs throughout, it advises on how to carry out a botanical study and will prove essential reading for botanical artists, photographers and all those wishing to gain a greater understanding of flowering plants.

Contents include:

  • Practical advice on techniques, tools and other equipment used in botanical work
  • The structure and function of the main parts of the flowering plant, highlighting features that are important in illustration for botanical purposes
  • Suggestions for projects, which can be used to assess your understanding or stimulate the start of a new project
  • Accessible to anyone, even those with little or no scientific background

RRP: £28.00

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Latest Reviews
" ... a reference not to be missed. Connecting artists, naturalists, and educators "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: ArtPlantae

" This is a book which will become well-thumbed by the botanical artist or anyone with an interest in botany. "
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Reviewed By: Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration

" Many may gain satisfaction from photographing flowers, which often demands considerable skill to capture and retain detail that can easily be lost. Some basic knowledge of flowering plants, in addition to the name, is surely desirable for a full appreciation of the result. This book will provide that knowledge in a very accessible form, along with much enjoyment. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: RPS Journal

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