In this charming book Celia Fisher explores the beautiful flower illustration in medieval herbals and manuscripts, illustrating around 140 different flowers and plants in glorious full colour. Many of the illustrations come from herbals, in which plants began to be depicted with realism by artists in the 14th century. But in the 15th century a different kind of flower illustration emerged in the margins of illuminated manuscripts. From around 1480 flowers became the dominant feature of the decorative borders of Books of Hours created in the southern Netherlands. The wonderfully innovative style showed the flowers as if they had been plucked from their stems and scattered onto the page where they cast little trompe l'oeil shadows as if they were indeed three-dimensional. Flower lovers and those interested in medieval art and history will find this richly illustrated book informative, entertaining and, above all, a joy to behold.
Descrizione libro The British Library Publishing D, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New, mint condition. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Codice libro della libreria 23024
Descrizione libro British Library, London, 2007. Softcover. Condizione libro: New. 128 pages. Softcover. New book. BOTANY. In our modern world, the spiny-stemmed flowers, intertwined leaves, and delicate pink blossoms of the rubus fruticosus, or common blackberry bramble, might catch the eye of the casual observer or weekend gardener. Pleasant, prolific, and decorative, plants like the blackberry are looked upon as sources for harvest, landscape, and visual pleasure. To the medieval and Renaissance artist, however, these botanicals were far more. Part of a richly symbolic visual language culled from the classical era, their exquisite depiction in illuminated manuscripts of the age evoked fertility, conjured bad dreams, and even aligned itself with ancient wisdom. The popular and enduring appeal of flowers in medieval art and literature extended beyond simple botanical illustration; instead, flowers helped to tell countless stories without words through potent symbolic imagery. The Medieval Flower Book artfully presents an alphabetical collection of over one hundred of the major flowers that appear in medieval manuscriptsÑgathered with fascinating explanatory texts on their history, significance, and usage. The sumptuous reproductions that accompany each entry offer a visual reference to the symbolism of botanicals in medieval manuscripts that's beyond breathtaking in its appeal. An introductory section explaining the ancient roots of practical horticulture's expansion into cultural and spiritual realms not only places the volume in the context of gardening history, but gives the general reader insight into our enduring interest in these remarkable herbals. Widely appealing to all of those interested in flowers and gardening, the horticultural historian, and the student of visual culture and medieval history, The Medieval Flower Book is a fascinating and important primer on the beauty and language of florals. Extensively ranging through the canon of medieval botanicalsÑfrom acanthus and anemones to violets and wallflowersÑthis volume is the perfect gift for anyone interested in blossoms and blooms, and should thrill the everyday gardener and art collector alike. "Gardeners, plant lovers, fans of herb and herbals, and book history enthusiasts will particularly appreciate this book." --Huntia "[Fisher] is an authority on the history of plants, gardens, and the artists and collectors of their day. . . . [The Medieval Flower Book] is worth every penny as [it] give[s] continuous enjoyment and wonder." --Bill Spence, York Press (Key Words: Medieval Flower Books, Botany, Flowers, Celia Fisher, Medieval Art, European Art). book. Codice libro della libreria 80658X1
Descrizione libro British Library 2013-04-15, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. 0712358943. Codice libro della libreria 707526
Descrizione libro British Library, 2013. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Gardeners, plant lovers, fans of herb and herbals, and book history enthusiasts will particularly appreciate this book.". Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0712358943
Descrizione libro British Library Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110712358943