Author: Robyn Stacey,Ashley Hay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521842778

Category: Photography

Page: 155

View: 6344

This stunning book of photographs by Robyn Stacey, one of Australia's greatest photographers, is the first of its kind. Together with essayist, Ashley Hay, they throw open the closed doors of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney herbarium, and reveal the secret history of Australia's flora. Herbarium tells fascinating stories about the nature of collecting, those who collected, what they collected and when, and the scientific background to each of the specimens. A glossary of botanical descriptions provides a unique link between the specimens and their collectors, and exquisite photographs of the botanical specimens - some now extinct - comprise a collection of rare beauty.


100 Herbs to Grow, Cook and Heal

Author: Caz Hildebrand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500420645


Page: 100

View: 5750

The illustrations on these chic cards are all taken from award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand's Herbarium, a 21st-century reboot of the traditional herbal compendium. The visual genius behind the international bestseller The Geometry of Pasta, she has created abstract forms and vibrant colors to illustrate 100 essential herbs and to reveal their hidden properties. This stylish set of cards features herb facts, practical tips, and stylish illustrations from the book. With six dividers that let you sort the herbs any way you wish, these cards are perfect for the budding gardener or adventurous cook.


Author: Klaus Carl

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780422121

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 2013

Mega Square Herbarium is based on the work of Basilius Besler, the famous plant expert who, for the first time in history, described, painted and engraved over a thousand species of plants. His drawings are of great scientific as well as artistic value, and offer vivid insights into Europe’s eclectic flora.


A Guide to Field-collecting and Herbarium Work

Author: William Whitman Bailey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botanical specimens

Page: 142

View: 582

Confederate Jasmine and the Fat Tuesday Tree

A Poetic Herbarium

Author: Ann Lewis

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811813082

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3172

A book for gardeners, travelers, and anyone who loves the lush landscape of the deep South, Confederate Jasmine and the Fat Tuesday Tree is an exquisite combination of delicate images and rich memoiran illustrated volume that is as beautiful as it is unique. Long haunted by the legacy of the South, writer and artist Ann Lewis returns, this time to draw links between the plants and settings she loved while growing up and the individuals and events she encounters as an adult. Collecting "specimens" of the varied plants of the area and weaving them into enchanting miniature collageseach of which is accompanied by evocative, humorous, and often touching proseLewis has created an artistic, lyrical homage to the South that charms and captivates.


Author: Manel Armengol,Margaret Hooks

Publisher: Turner (Spain)

ISBN: 9788475067841

Category: Nature

Page: 150

View: 8902

Manel Armengol began his career as a freelance journalist in early-1970s Spain, and by the 80s he had evolved into an important photojournalist, responsible for some of the most iconic images of the country's political upheaval during those tumultuous transitional years--until a severe accident truncated his brief journalistic career in its prime. This beautifully produced clothbound volume presents an exploration of Armengol's postjournalistic oeuvre of the past two decades, with a focus on one of his most ambitious series. Herbarium(2004) is a suite of beautifully-crafted, closely-cropped photographs of 118 plants, 88 of which are reproduced here. Essayist Margaret Hooks writes, "Armengol's intent in creating Herbariumwas to use the camera to rescue seemingly simple plants from anonymity and show their serene beauty. His Herbariumdoes much more than that. In these photographs a metamorphosis takes place whereby the image of an unpretentious herb is transmuted. The commonplace becomes profound and mysterious, transformed into a banquet for the eyes. Vibrating with energy, leaves and tendrils swirl and curl in a gothic flamboyance, plump pistils perforate the air with sensuality; flower heads hang delicately on radiant stalks as the artist's vision enables us to see them in their sublime splendor."

Medieval Herbal Remedies

The Old English Herbarium and Anglo-Saxon Medicine

Author: Anne Van Arsdall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136613889

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 589

This book presents for the first time an up-to-date and easy-to-read translation of a medical reference work that was used in Western Europe from the fifth century well into the Renaissance. Listing 185 medicinal plants, the uses for each, and remedies that were compounded using them, the translation will fascinate medievalist, medical historians and the layman alike.

Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England: Preface. Herbarium of Apuleius. Continued from Dioskorides, etc. Medicina de quadrupedibus of Sextus Placitus; all from Brit. Mus. ms. Cotton. Vitellius C. III. Leechdoms from fly leaves of mss. Charms (in part)

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anglo-Saxons

Page: N.A

View: 3630

The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark


Author: Gary E. Moulton

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803280328

Category: History

Page: 357

View: 6208

This landmark volume contains the most complete listing and presentation of the plant specimens collected by the Lewis and Clark expedition. All but one of the plants were collected by Meriwether Lewis, the expedition?s botanist. The collection, how-ever, was nearly lost over the years when it was scattered among various botanists who intended to catalog the expedition?s scientific discoveries. Fortunately, for many years the specimens have been in the care of major institutions, principally the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The 239 extant items are brought together in one book for the first time. This indispensable volume will assist researchers and enthusiasts hoping to identify each plant?s date and place of collection and other information such as plant habitat and ethnobotanical use.

A Painted Herbarium

The Life and Art of Emily Hitchcock Terry, 1838-1921

Author: Beatrice Scheer Smith,Emily Hitchcock Terry

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452902569

Category: Science

Page: 194

View: 8891

Emily Hitchcock Terry (1838-1921) was the scientifically and aesthetically gifted daughter of a highly intellectual and artistic Massachusetts family. An early graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she began her formal study of art at The Cooper Union in New York City in 1865, where her training in drawing and watercolor painting was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite movement. In 1872 Terry moved to Minnesota, where she was an avid plant collector and painted the flora she saw. Rather than creating a conventional herbarium of pressed specimens, she created instead a "painted herbarium". Terry's passion for botany - "As long as I live I shall work in botany, if I have any eyes to see" - was communicated to others through her artistic talent. Her collection of over 140 paintings, which scientifically document the flora of several areas of America, has remained almost totally unrecognized for more than one hundred years. Her watercolor images of the Minnesota flora, painted from nature, are the earliest known botanical illustrations in the state. Emily Hitchcock Terry's contribution to Minnesota's botanical history is unique. Her story, however, stands alongside those of countless women throughout history whose contributions have yet to be recognized. The beautiful reproductions of her work in this volume give us our first view of Terry's painted herbarium.