"Plants of the Qur’ān, History and Culture" is a unique book. It's the first serious illustrated botanical, historical and cultural study of plants of the Middle East named in the Qur’ān.
I've got an extremely extensive library of books about botanical art across a range of topics. Some are scientific, some focus on plants relating to a particular place, some relate to notable past masters of botanical illustration.
However, I don't think I've ever seen one before which is
The main section of the book highlights thirty of the plants most prominent in the Qur’ān, with details on where the plant is mentioned in the Qur’ān text, detailed etymology, cultural history, and botanical description.
The Qur’an is a religious text that influences the lives of some 1.8 billion people who adhere to the Islamic faith. The main section of the book highlights thirty of the plants most prominent in the Qur’ān, with details on where the plant is mentioned in the Qur’ān text, detailed etymology, cultural history, and botanical description.
While the contents of this new book are extremely well researched and very learned ( with a very impressive reference section and bibliography) it is worth noting that it is also extremely accessible to a wider audience and in particular those interested in
This is currently reflected in the popularity of the associated exhibition at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew. Since it opened at the beginning of April, there have been lots and lots of visitors to see Sue Wickison's botanical paintings, in part driven by the wide coverage the exhibition has received in the press and on social media.
The comments book at the front desk is also very complementary and conveys how impressed people are by the paintings - and the context in terms of culture, history and place.
"I was in heaven as I walked through Sue Wickison's Plants of the Qur'an. Outstanding!"
BAA Visitors so far....
since April 2015
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