The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration
by Christabel King & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and preservation, and Christabel King is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains botanical art and illustration, covering materials, collecting plant material, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, and painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis’s Botanical magazine.
A chapter on travel drawings gives a flavour of the author’s passion and worldwide experience. There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms. The text is highly illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Christabel King
Kew’s chief botanical artist, and one of Kew’s elite band of practitioners, Christabel King has been working as an illustrator at Kew for 40 years. In 1975 she began painting for their prestigious Curtis’s Botanical Magazine (the longest running botanical magazine – first edition 1787), after achieving a degree in botany and scientific illustration. She runs successful workshops and courses at Kew and is highly skilled and acclaimed for her work. This will be her first book. Christabel lives in Twickenham, Middx.
Publisher: Search Press
Edition: BB Hardback
Publication: 06 July 2015
ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489473
Size: 216×280 mm