Flowers of the Amazon Forest: The Botanical Art of Margaret Mee

Flowers of the Amazon Forest The Botanical Art of Margaret Mee Margaret Mee must rank as one of the most remarkable women of the twentieth century She was an intrepid explorer of the Brazilian rainforest and an outstanding botanical artist acclaimed by botanists

  • Title: Flowers of the Amazon Forest: The Botanical Art of Margaret Mee
  • Author: Margaret Mee
  • ISBN: 9781905377060
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Margaret Mee must rank as one of the most remarkable women of the twentieth century She was an intrepid explorer of the Brazilian rainforest and an outstanding botanical artist, acclaimed by botanists and art critics worldwide At the age of 47 Mee started exploring the , travelling throughout the wildest parts of ia for the next thirty years Mee learned to lMargaret Mee must rank as one of the most remarkable women of the twentieth century She was an intrepid explorer of the Brazilian rainforest and an outstanding botanical artist, acclaimed by botanists and art critics worldwide At the age of 47 Mee started exploring the , travelling throughout the wildest parts of ia for the next thirty years Mee learned to live with the forest and its plants, animals and people and learnt much from the Native people about the trees and plants she so meticulously painted Mee initially sketched the plants in the forest and then worked on the large illustrations of the entire plant in her studio in Rio de Janeiro Nine of these plants recorded by Mee, previously unknown to science, are now named after her Flowers of the Forests The Botanical Art of Margaret Mee illustrates than sixty of Mee s major works with additional sketches painted while in the forest The text is taken directly from the diaries she kept whilst travelling, giving

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    1. This is a fantastic book for anyone interested in botanical illustration. The reproductions of Mees work are excellent. The diary entries are interesting and add context. Highly recommended

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