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1 Knapp, Sandra. Potted Histories: An Artistic Voyage Through Plant Exploration.
Scriptum Editions, 2003. 1902686284 1902686284 / 9781902686288 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
Hardback in Fine condition with dustwarapper in fine condition. First edition, pp 336, with preface, foreword, introduction, list of scientific names, biographies, selected bibliography, acknowledgements and index. Every garden plant has a name: it has been discovered by someone, described by someone and has often been the subject of a life's work. Each one has a story to tell, some are from the harshest environments on earth, some have flowers which mimic rotting flesh, while still others have a beauty which defies the human imagination. The history of garden plants is one of science and adventure, mirrored by the stories of artists who have recorded the plants in exquisite and devoted detail. As with scientists, particular plants have often been the inspiration for an entire artistic career - such is their power to arouse passion. Potted Histories is a voyage of discovery though some of the treasures of botanical painting held in the collections of the Natural History Museum. Each chapter, or 'potted history' is devoted to a particular plant - some familiar, some more exotic, but all with a surprise or two in store. The full colour artworks are accompanied by text which explores the discovery and development of each plant - from wild origins in far-flung places to their place in today's gardens. S3. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL BEFORE ORDERING FOR A POSTAGE QUOTE. 
Price: 30.00 GBP


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