Floralia: Botanische kunst door de eeuwen heen
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew & HL Books, 2022
Botanical drawings – from the earliest frescoes to contemporary illustrations – have captured the imagination for centuries. Martyn Rix delved into the archives of Kew Gardens and tells the story of botanical art through the ages through 250 rare images. Rix travels around the world and tells the story of illustrators, artists, globetrotters, researchers and collectors. He pays attention to well-known artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Maria Sibylla Merian, but he also delves into the sketchbooks of world travelers and naturalists who collected the most exotic flowers and plants on their faraway travels. It provides a veritable treasure trove of images and shows that the beautiful prints and paintings were beloved collectibles for some and a valuable source of knowledge for others. IN DUTCH!