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Author Name:    HOUSE, Maria Newberry MUNRO, Susan Botanical Garden, The University of British Columbia, Technical Bulletin 11JOHNSON, Marjorie, foreword

Title:   Plantae Occidentalis : 200 Years of Botanical Art in British Columbia

Publisher:    Botanical Garden, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1969, 

Seller ID:   100341

HOUSE, Maria Newberry. Plantae Occidentalis : 200 Years of Botanical Art inBritish Columbia. Ethnobotanical Commentaries on Plants in the Exhibition by Susan Munro. [Foreword by Marjorie Johnson. Preface by Roy L. Taylor, Director]. (Vancouver: The Botanical Garden, The University of British Columbia, 1979). (6),vii-xv,(1),1-116,(4). Illustrated, some of which are in colour. Oblong 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black titles to front and blank spine. The Botanical Garden, The University of British Columbia, Technical Bulletin 11. "The last two centuries have done little to alter the primary purpose of botanical art. But during this time, people have made drawings of British Columbian plants for many different reaspns. The earliestones were produced by scientific expeditions and relate to late eighteenth century European political ambitions on the west coast of North America. S ome of the nineteenth century watercolors in this exhibition were done witha less exacting scientific purpose and, in the case of some artists, emoti on and feeling in the treatment of the flower was as important as its formal, botanical rendition. In the twentieth century, botanical art flourished under the aegis of both art and new science. Illustrations for popular and scientific publications began to be produced in British Columbia and artists increasingly used flowers, trees and shrubs as subject matter for their paintings." -from the introduction. With dozens of examples of British Columbian botanical art. Acquisition note inked to half-title leaf, else very good. 15.00


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