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Most popular Botanical art books

The most popular Botanical art books currently available. Updated weekly.
A-Z of Flower Portraits: An Illustrated Guide to Painting 40 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour
Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.
DIY Watercolor Flowers: The beginner's guide to flower painting for journal pages, handmade stationery and more
Learn to paint beautiful watercolor flowers in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will give you a good grounding in this new-to-you medium and teach you all you need to know to get started with painting flowers in watercolor.
Kew Book of Botanical Illustration
Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and preservation, and Christabel King is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains botanical art and illustration, covering materials, collecting plant material, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, and painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine.
Lucian Freud: Herbarium
As intimate and meticulous as his revered portraits, Lucian Freud's magnificent paintings and drawings of plant life are gathered for the first time in book form.
Around the World in 80 Trees: Discover the secretive world of trees in Jonathan Drori's number one bestseller...
Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - The Tropical Hothouse: The book that turns into a botanical paradise
Describes over 50 tropical plants, telling the stories of their origins and features - each accompanying illustration presses out of the page, transforming your book into a work of art.
Marianne North: The Kew Collection
Marianne North was a remarkable Victorian traveller and painter, who traversed the globe recording the world's flora with her paintbrush and writing her experiences in her journal. In 1879 she offered her painting collection numbering over 800 to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and at her own expense built a gallery to house them.
Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage
A compact edition of Joseph Banks' extraordinary botanical engravings of flora discovered on Captain Cook's first voyage.
Draw Like an Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants: Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing * A Sourcebook for Aspiring Artists and Designers
Draw Like An Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants takes readers, step by step, through drawing a variety of botanical structures.
Flower Box: 100 Postcards by 10 artists
Rosie Sanders' Roses: A celebration in botanical art
Over 80 stunning paintings and sketches of roses by award-winning artist Rosie Sanders, each accompanied by a letter about the flower.
Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencils
Drawing with graphite and coloured pencils enables you to capture every detail of a plant, and to enjoy, study and celebrate their forms. This book introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of the plant, working upwards from the root system to include the stem, leaves, flowers and fruit.
Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration: An artist's guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature
von Martius. The Book of Palms
After an epic Amazonian journey through Brazil and Peru, German botanist von Martius compiled an unsurpassed catalogue of all known genera of palm. This exquisite encyclopedic treasury is a jewel of 19th-century botany, as remarkable for its meticulous classification, as it is for its maps, color landscapes, and cross-sectioned diagrams showing...
Botanical Drawing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit and Other Plant Life
A definitive artist's guide to drawing detailed and accurate plants, flowers and other vegetation in pencil.
Apple Book
Flower Garden
**A BEAUTIFUL NEW SERIES FOR NATURE LOVERS** This lavish book displays and describes the characteristics of more than 50 varieties of flower. Exquisite botanical illustrations accompany a lyrical text by nature writer and botanist Michael Scott.
Understanding the Flowering Plants: A Practical Guide for Botanical Illustrators
To study a plant in detail is to make a fascinating journey of discovery. Even plants we think we know well will often surprise us as we look at the intricacy of their structure and how they are put together. This book explains what flowering plants are and their relationship to other groups of plants.
Watercolour Flower Portraits
Learn how to paint exquisite flower portraits in watercolour, following Billy Showell's highly detailed, step-by-step instructions. Packed with stunning pictures and technical advice, this book is truly inspirational.
Alexander von Humboldt: And the Botanical Exploration of the Americas
Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history's great scientists and explorers.
New Botanical Painting
Create beautiful botanical paintings in a fresh, modern style.
Garden Eden. Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration
Art meets science in this beautiful catalogue of botanical illustration. Drawn from the archives of the National Library of Vienna, these exquisite color reproductions range from 6th-century manuscripts to 19th-century masterpieces and celebrate both the skill of botanical artists and the abundance of natural flora.
In Bloom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Lush Florals
A guide to drawing over 30 beautiful flowers from around the world, including common floral favourites and more exotic flowers.
Flora Collection: Postcards in a Box
50 colour botanical postcards stored in a chunky keepsake box.
Art of Botanical Painting
This is the definitive instructional guide to the art of botanical illustration, published in association with The Society of Botanical Artists and featuring detailed step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Society.
John Reeves: Pioneering Collector of Chinese Plants and Botanical Art
Sixty images from the RHS Reeves Collection, a hauntingly beautiful collection of Chinese botanical artwork and an insight into what life was like as an East India Company tea inspector in early nineteenth-century China.
Secret Language of Flowers: Notes on the hidden meanings of the Louvre's flowers
Redoute. Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers
Meet Pierre-Joseph Redoute, official court draftsman to Queen Marie Antoinette, favorite of Josephine Bonaparte, and master of botanical drawing. This collection brings together 144 of his hand-colored engravings of branches, flowers, and fruits from Paris's most magnificent gardens and greenhouses.
Paint and Frame: Botanical Painting: Nearly 20 Inspired Projects to Paint and Frame Instantly
Learn to paint beginner watercolor projects that you can instantly frame and gift with Paint and Frame: Botanical Painting.
Botanical Drawing In Color
Deals with the art of botanical drawing. This book is suitable for both aspiring and more experienced artists seeking scientific accuracy and the illusion of 3-dimension in their botanical artwork. It places an emphasis on close observation of plants and their life cycle, so that readers can deepen their understanding of the natural world.
Seeds: Time Capsules of Life
Seeds, the most complex organs produced by plants, ensure the biodiversity of our planet. In this book, the evolution of their highly sophisticated structures from prehistoric times onwards makes fascinating reading as do the wiles plants use to attract and deceive their chosen pollinators. It features images that accompany each story.
Flora Japonica
Flora Japonica is a beautiful celebration of modern Japanese botanical art, featuring 80 specially commissioned botanical paintings of Japanese wild plants, contributed by 30 of the country's best contemporary artists.
Book of the Flower: Flowers in Art
William Morris's Flowers
A beautiful and informative gift book devoted to designs by William Morris that incorporate flowers--a central motif in his oeuvre and one that played a part in the majority of his designs.
Botanical Sketchbooks
An exquisite visual compendium of botanical sketches, many specially photographed, providing a revealing insight into the fresh, immediate responses of artists encountering the glories of the plant world.
Rankafu: Orchid Print Album
Rankafu showcases for the first time an exceptional set of orchid woodblock prints from early 20th century Japan. Considered masterworks of botanical art, the Rankafu prints are visually stunning and reproduced here in full colour, showcasing the fine details of this spectacular art form.
Botanical Illustration Course with the Eden Project: Drawing and watercolour painting techniques for botanical artists
This bestselling botanical illustration title new in paperback. Devised by experienced teacher and award-winning artist Rosie Martin, this course is based on the botanical illustration course taught at the highly acclaimed Eden Project in Cornwall.
Raising a Forest
A personal story detailing an illustrator's love affair with trees and his attempts at raising them in his back garden.
Fitzwilliam Museum - Flower Paintings Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar)
The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is home to a significant collection of botanical artwork, and this calendar draws together twelve stunning pieces from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
RHS Exotic Notebook
This beautiful Exotic notebook is covered with real silk cloth and includes a ribbon marker. Containing four colour images of exotic flowers and birds from the world-famous RHS Lindley Library, this decorative lined notebook makes the perfect gift.
Art of Natural History: Botanical Illustrations, Ornithological Sketchbooks, and Other Masterpieces from the Age of Exploration
This oversized collector s edition showcases antique paintings and drawings of birds and animals from the most important natural history collection in France.
Green Florilegium
This elegant book features exquisite reproductions of a rare 17th-century album of floral illustrations.
Drawing and Painting Plants
Drawing and Painting Plants is a practical manual on how to paint a vast range of plants in a wide range of media.
Karl Blossfeldt: Masterworks
A remarkable collection of vintage portraits of plants by the great pioneer of botanical photography, Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932).
Tribute to Flowers: Plants Under Pressure
Richard Fischer brings together his best pictures spanning 15 years in one flower photography book, showcasing his artwork and little-known floral exotica. Throughout the volume, the photographs are accompanied by informative and captivating texts, leading the reader through an unknown and dwindling world of flowers.
Peonies and Pomegranates: Botanic Illustrations from Asia
A must-have for every gardener and appreciator of beautiful artwork, this sumptuously illustrated handbook describes over seventy plants that originated in Asia and the Middle East.
Botanical Illustration: The Complete Guide
Collins 30 Minute Flowers in Watercolour
This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to paint successful flowers in watercolours in just 30 minutes - ideal for the busy amateur artist.
Botanical Illustration
Offers an introduction to the marrying of art and science in the aesthetic and accurate portrayal of plant material. This book deals with the practical art and the related botany of the subject.
Ready to Paint: Vibrant Flowers in Watercolour
Fiona Peart's innovative use of vibrant colour washes makes this a flower painting book with a difference. The five projects use a variety of techniques, and Fiona suggests ways of mixing and matching so that the tracings can be reused to create quite different paintings.