Insects and Flowers: The Art of Maria Sibylla Merian (Paperback)
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Insects and Flowers: The Art of Maria Sibylla Merian (Paperback)

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Paperback 52 Pages / Published: 21/08/2008
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Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was an intrepid artist and scientist who defied the conventions of her time to pursue her passion for documenting the natural world in all its glorious, and sometimes ferocious, detail.Between 1699-1701, she travelled to the Dutch colony of Suriname in South America to study the area's unique flora and fauna. Many of the drawings and painting she produced on this trip were published as hand-coloured counter proofs in her Metamorphosis of the Insects of Suriname (1705)."Insects and Flowers" is a delightfully illustrated volume that reproduces vivid colour details of sixteen plates from that volume, as well as presenting an insect and plant identification guide, and an engaging essay on Merian's life and work.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9780892369294
Number of pages: 52
Weight: 91 g
Dimensions: 159 x 114 x 5 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The close-ups found in "Insects and Flowers" reveal, in lush color, the way she captured a whole world on a tropical branch." Kim Todd, author of "Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis"

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Authors David Brafman and Stephanie Schrader enlighten readers with a fascinating biography of the artist-scientist and a guide to the identification of the specimens illustrated in her engravings. "National Garden Clubs, Inc."

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"Insects and Flowers" will have special interest to floral designers and flower lovers. "BellaOnline.com"

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Authors David Brafman and Stephanie Schrader enlighten readers with a fascinating biography of the artist-scientist and a guide to the identification of the specimens illustrated in her engravings. National Garden Clubs, Inc.

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Insects and Flowers will have special interest to floral designers and flower lovers. BellaOnline.com

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"The close-ups found in Insects and Flowers reveal, in lush color, the way she captured a whole world on a tropical branch."--Kim Todd, author of Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis


"Authors David Brafman and Stephanie Schrader enlighten readers with a fascinating biography of the artist-scientist and a guide to the identification of the specimens illustrated in her engravings."--National Garden Clubs, Inc.


"Insects and Flowers will have special interest to floral designers and flower lovers."--BellaOnline.com

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