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0486402649
ISBN-13:
9780486402642
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Plants: 2,400 Royalty-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables

Plants: 2,400 Royalty-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables

by Jim Harter (Editor)

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Overview



This extraordinary collection of engravings provides designers and commercial artists with a magnificent sourcebook of Victorian-era plant images — all royalty-free. Included are 2,400 crisply detailed illustrations of hundreds of plants — from lilies, lichens, mushrooms and marigolds, to poppies, palms, maples, and mosses.
Selected from rare publications dating from the 1840s to the turn of the century, the illustrations encompass a wide range of plant species and classifications: garden flowers, cactuses, bromeliads, ferns, deciduous trees, evergreens, grasses, legumes, orchids, nightshades, and many more. All are identified with Latin or common names and are arranged alphabetically by family. Also presented are specialized appendices on edible foods, medicinal herbs, and plants used in decoration and in graphic design, including borders and motifs.
Created during a period when wood engraving had reached its zenith and become a greatly refined art, these splendid royalty-free illustrations will be an indispensable and inspirational resource for artists and craftspeople working in a variety of areas. The collection will also delight botanists, gardeners, and collectors of old engravings, all of whom are sure to treasure this tribute to the beauty and infinite variety of the plant kingdom.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486402642
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 04/21/1998
Series: Dover Pictorial Archive
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 629,475
Product dimensions: 9.38(w) x 12.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jim Harter is a successful artist and editor of several Dover Pictura CD-ROM Books, including Harter's Picture Archive for Collage and Illustration, Landscapes and Cityscapes for Artists and Craftspeople, Nautical Illustrations, and more.

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