Description or summary of the book: The art of Franz and Ferdinand Bauer was praised by the poet and botanist Johann Goethe as the perfect expression of the aims of botanical illustration. The book examines the contrasting lives of Franz (1758-1840), for 50 years the resident artist at Kew Gardens, and Ferdinand (1760-1826) who led a life of travel and adventure as a natural history artist including participating in the historic voyage to Australia of HMS Investigator in the early nineteenth century. It is illustrated with images from the superb archive of Bauer drawings at the Natural History Museum Library, many of which have never been published before. These include beautiful and finely detailed watercolours of flowering plants collected from across the world, pioneering microscopical drawings of plant anatomy and pictures of the newly discovered animals from the coasts of Australia. The book is published to tie-in with a new art exhibition opening at the Natural History Museum in November 2015.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 5H32M15S
Other categories, genre or collection: Art History: c 1600 to c 1800, Art History: c 1800 to c 1900, Botany & Plant Sciences, Botanical Art, Art History, Biography: Arts & Entertainment, Animals & Nature In Art (still Life, Landscapes & Seascapes, Etc), Trees, Wildflowers & Plants
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