Imagine a museum at your fingertips.
From the creators of the hugely popular ‘Welcome to the Museum’ series that is responsible for Waterstones’ bestselling children’s non-fiction books Animalium and Historium comes Botanicum; a feast for the eyes and a doorway into our natural world.
Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book.
From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work. A perfect gift for amateur botanists of any age and a stunning collector’s piece with artwork that begs to be lingered over.
Now fans of Botanicum’s exquisite artwork can collect their own exhibition with the Botanicum Postcards collection: 50 vibrant postcards to send to friends or decorate your walls.
About the authors:
The Director of Science at Kew Gardens, Kathy Willis is currently heading up the development of a new science strategy for Kew as part of a project to expand its world-leading science projects and conservation work including its Seed Conservation Department; bringing together the greatest minds in plant science to find solutions to current global challenges.
A leading designer and illustrator, Katie Scott has been collaborating with Big Picture Press to develop images for their stunning ‘Welcome to the Museum’ series, specialising in cross-sections and detailed anatomical and lifelike representations of animals, historical objects, flora and fauna as well as her ambitious Story of Life timeline fold-out with images that recreate evolution across the ages.
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 1272 g
Dimensions: 375 x 276 x 16 mm
...Stunningly illustrated guide to plant life. The perfect gift for anyone from three to ninety-three. * Huffington Post *
...a big, beautiful artifact. Gloriously hand-illustrated in the manner of classic Victorian natural history, it offers levels of information suitable for intelligent, inquisitive young minds and begs to be pored over endlessly. * Financial Times *
A beautiful and tremendously well written guide to plant life, from algae to the Amazon waterlily... This is a volume to treasure. * The English Garden *
This is a splendid exploration of the world of plants by Kathy Willis, from the primitive to the prettiest. The botanical pictures by Katie Scott are lovely. * Evening Standard *
A feast of botanical drawing and description. * Metro *
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