Treasures of Botanical Art: Icons from the Shirley Sherwood and Kew Collections

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Published to mark the inaugural exhibition of the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew, which opened in April 2008 this book is extensively illustrated and elegantly designed, featuring some 200 paintings and drawings from both the Kew and Shirley Sherwood collections which reflect the richness of botanical art as a whole, providing an overview of the most significant artists from the 1600s through to contemporary artists, and demonstrating the enduring importance of botanical illustration.

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Shirley Sherwood has been collecting contemporary botanical drawings for nearly twenty years; her collection is arguably the world’s most important private collection of twentieth-century botanical art. 
Martyn Rix is editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine published by Kew.  He has worked for the Royal Horticultural Society and has co-authored many books on horticulture with Roger Phillips including The Botanical Garden.

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