Most popular Botanical art books
The most popular Botanical art books currently available. Updated weekly.
Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.
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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 takes readers, step by step, through drawing a variety of botanical structures.
Over 80 stunning paintings and sketches of roses by award-winning artist Rosie Sanders, each accompanied by a letter about the flower.
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.
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...
A definitive artist's guide to drawing detailed and accurate plants, flowers and other vegetation in pencil.
**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.
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.
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.
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.
Create beautiful botanical paintings in a fresh, modern style.
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.
A guide to drawing over 30 beautiful flowers from around the world, including common floral favourites and more exotic flowers.
50 colour botanical postcards stored in a chunky keepsake box.
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.
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.
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.
Learn to paint beginner watercolor projects that you can instantly frame and gift with Paint and Frame: Botanical Painting.
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, 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A personal story detailing an illustrator's love affair with trees and his attempts at raising them in his back garden.
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.
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.
This oversized collector s edition showcases antique paintings and drawings of birds and animals from the most important natural history collection in France.
This elegant book features exquisite reproductions of a rare 17th-century album of floral illustrations.
Drawing and Painting Plants is a practical manual on how to paint a vast range of plants in a wide range of media.
A remarkable collection of vintage portraits of plants by the great pioneer of botanical photography, Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.