Acknowledgments Introduction The Making of Botanical Illustrations The Content of Botanical Illustrations The Role of Botanical Illustrations Visual Language Links with Tradition The Construction of Botanical Illustrations Appendix I: Methods and Materials Appendix II: List of References of the Picture Selection
This book is the first in-depth study of eighteenth-century botanical illustrations. Its findings offer a completely new insight into the working practices of the botanists and scientific draughtsmen of this period. The author describes the different production stages of these illustrations. For the first time, the author presents a convincing description of how botanical illustrations developed, ascertaining the criteria that drove this process.
In-depth study of the production, uses and development of scientific illustrations
Based on a systematically compiled, comprehensive database of illustrations and on meticulous archival research
Gives an entirely new perspective on the working practices of eighteenth-century botanists and draughtsmen
Well-founded historical study, intricately combined with various philosophical approaches