This book was published for the 'art meets science' exhibition of the same name at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2009/10 to celebrate Kew’s 250th anniversary and Darwin’s bicentenary.
The exhibition (and the book) provides an overview of plant relationships based on contemporary scientific discoveries and DNA test.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED This book emphasises the scientific aspects of botanical art and makes it accessible. It's an excellent book and one which deserves to be on the reference shelves of every serious botanical artist.
It provides all botanical art lovers with a comprehensive education in the botany of plant groups and families alongside numerous excellent examples of botanical art.
I was fortunate to see the exhibition as well - and greatly enjoyed seeing the artwork of the artists include a number - from Japan and Brazil - who were not previously known to me. . See my Exhibition review: The Art of Plant Evolution
Authors: W. John Cress and Shirley Sherwood
Publisher: Kew Publishing
Hardback Date: UK 22nd August 2009; USA - February 15, 2010
320 pages; 292 x 225mm.
Hardcover (with dust jacket): ISBN 9781842464212
Paperback: ISBN 9781842464175
Nominated for Technical category | The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Awards 2010
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