In ‘Botanische Meesterwerken’ presenteren vooraanstaande Nederlandse botanici hoogtepunten uit de fraai geïllustreerde zestiende-eeuwse kruidboeken, lokale flora’s en reisverslagen.00Elk van de hoofdstukken - met onderwerpen als verre reizen, uitgevers, drukkers en illustratoren en oude plantenrassen - is geïnspireerd op een plaat uit een van deze bijzondere werken. Deze gaan vergezeld van een eigentijds antwoord van jonge kunstenaars afkomstig van de kunstacademie AKV | St. Joost in Den Bosch.00De Nederlandse floristische literatuur en botanische geschiedenis; 0Zeldzame historische kruidboeken, flora’s, reisverslagen en andere botanische werken; 0Voor liefhebbers van botanie, kunst, reizen en natuurhistorie. 00Het resultaat van de jonge kunstenaars is te zien in een tentoonstelling in Naturalis te Leiden vanaf 3 december 2015.00Exhibition: Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (03.12.2015- ).
Drawn After Nature
Author: J. de Koning, Gerda Va Uffelen, Alicja Zemanek, Bogdan Zemanek
Drawn after nature presents a vivid and complete picture of a unique historical collection of botanical watercolours. Botanists, art lovers, historians as well as the general public will enjoy this publication of the watercolours, their annotations and their history, but above all their supreme beauty and display of craftsmanship.
Author: Geir Tangen
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
Journalist Viljar Ravn Gudmundsson ontvangt een mail van iemand die aankondigt als scherprechter het leven van een vrouw te zullen opeisen die in zijn ogen een misdaad heeft begaan. Als de vrouw de volgende dag vermoord wordt aangetroffen, realiseert Viljar zich dat het bloedserieus was. Zeker als hij daarna weer een aankondiging ontvangt. Inspecteur Lotte Skeisvoll moet op jacht naar een achteloze seriemoordenaar die eropuit lijkt de politie te willen tergen.
The Plant Messiah
Author: Carlos Magdalena
An impassioned memoir of saving extraordinary plants on the brink of extinction, by a scientist who has been called a "codebreaker" (Telegraph) and "an inspiration" (Jane Goodall) Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants. First captivated by the flora of his native Spain, he has travelled to the remotest parts of the globe in search of exotic species. Renowned for his pioneering work, he has committed his life to protecting plants from man-made ecological destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors. In The Plant Messiah, Magdalena takes readers from the Amazon to the jungles of Mauritius to deep within the Australian Outback in search of the rare and the vulnerable. Back in the lab, we watch as he develops groundbreaking, left-field techniques for rescuing species from extinction, encouraging them to propagate and thrive once again. Along the way, he offers moving, heartfelt stories about the secrets contained within these incredible organisms. Passionate and absorbing, The Plant Messiah is a tribute to the diversity of life on our planet, and the importance of preserving it. *Featuring 16 pages of color photos*
Botanical Illustration is an introduction to the marrying of art and science in the aesthetic and accurate portrayal of plant material. This book builds on the work of illustrators of the past, ranging from Elizabeth Blackwell, whose drawings helped to release her husband from debtors' prison, through to the exceptional scientific drawings of Beatrix Potter. It deals with the practical art and the related botany of the subject. Introduction to basic botany; preparation of plant material for drawing; use of pencil, watercolour, coloured pencil and pen and ink; suggested topics for further study; correcting mistakes and finishing touches. Invaluable for beginners and skilled artists alike, and an excellent reference book for teachers. Superbly illustrated with 216 colour illustrations.Valerie Oxley is a freelance tutor who has inspired students worldwide with her enthusiasm for natural history and plant illustration.
Author: Stefano Mancuso, Alessandra Viola
Publisher: Island Press
Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? Or are they passive, incapable of independent action or social behavior? Philosophers and scientists have pondered these questions since ancient Greece, most often concluding that plants are unthinking and inert: they are too silent, too sedentary -- just too different from us. Yet discoveries over the past fifty years have challenged these ideas, shedding new light on the extraordinary capabilities and complex interior lives of plants. In Brilliant Green, Stefano Mancuso, a leading scientist and founder of the field of plant neurobiology, presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. Combining a historical perspective with the latest in plant science, Mancuso argues that, due to cultural prejudices and human arrogance, we continue to underestimate plants. In fact, they process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another -- showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware. Through a survey of plant capabilities from sight and touch to communication, Mancuso challenges our notion of intelligence, presenting a vision of plant life that is more sophisticated than most imagine. Plants have much to teach us, from network building to innovations in robotics and man-made materials -- but only if we understand more about how they live. Part botany lesson, part manifesto, Brilliant Green is an engaging and passionate examination of the inner workings of the plant kingdom. Financial support for the translation of this book has been provided by SEPS: Segretariato Europeo Per Le Pubblicazioni Scientifiche.
A unique and exciting approach to botanical illustration, this beginner guide demonstrates everything you need to know about capturing beautiful botanical specimens on paper. Each exercise guides the reader through a different aspect of botanical illustration, breaking the whole process down into simple, easy-to-follow stages. Whether you are a beginner looking for advice on composition and how to plot out your initial drawings, an experienced artist looking to develop your skills at colour mixing and working with unusual colours, or an old hand looking to capture more challenging and complex textures and shapes, there is something for botanical artists of all levels. Acclaimed artists Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan ran the popular botanical painting course at the Eden Project and have filled this fantastically illustrated guide with practical and inspirational worksheets, colour swatches, sketches and stunning finished paintings.
Amazing Rare Things
Author: David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, Rea Alexandratos
Publisher: Kales Press
Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery.
A thorough immersion in the art of botanical drawing, this book is sure to attract both aspiring and more experienced artists seeking scientific accuracy and the illusion of 3-dimension in their botanical artwork.