This set contains 12 cards and a minature edition of "Redoute Roses". The book features a selection of colour plates, with information on the master of botanical illustrations. This description may be from another edition of this product.
If you love a beautiful book of art, this book is a must. Pierre Redoute obviously is one of the most renowned artists for botanical representations of flowers, and these roses are all superb. The book is a treasure to have and is a good size, not oversized, but large enough to have gorgeous size color plates and there are many of them.
Flowers of Chateau Malmaison
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 20 years ago
I read about Redoute while researching the history of Chateau Malmaison. Malmaison is a small property in Moulis, which is in the Medoc region of Bordeaux in France. Yes, Chateau Malmaison makes wine... their 2000 vintage is fabulous, and worth looking for. But anyway, Josephine de Beauharnais purchased Malmaison in 1799 for her and Napolean, and in 1800-1802, Malmaison (together with the Tuileries) was the seat of government. Josephine planted and expanded the rose gardens of the Chateau, and was very interested in natural science. She commissioned Redoute to paint the rose garden of Malmaison (and their lilies, too). If Redoute's work is interesting to you, you may want to research a little bit about Empress Josephine and Chateau Malmaison. At the very least, consider buying a bottle of 2000 Chateau Malmaison wine... and browse this book in a few years over a glass or two. That would be the next best thing to visiting the rose garden in person.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
Pierre-Joseph Redoute was the Audubon of flowers--particularly roses and lilies. His artwork is stunning and he depicts the various varieties of roses in immaculate detail. An absolutely gorgeous book, published by Taschen and printed in Italy, my version is about 5"X 8" page size and the ISBN number is 3-8228-1356-7 (English version).For the lover of roses, any illustrated book by Pierre-Joseph Redoute will be a treasure to admire for years.Joseph Pierre
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
Absolutely outstanding illustrations, clear details, excellent prints. A pleasure to browse.
A GORGEOUS ART BOOK ABOUT ROSES
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 23 years ago
I HAVE SEEN AND BOUGHT THIS BOOK. IF A PERSON LOVES GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, FLORAL ART PARTICULARLY ROSES TO HAVE THIS BOOK IS A MUST. BROWSING AND REVIEWING IT IS SIMPLY A MOST ENJOYABLE PASSTIME. IT'S REALLY A BOOK OF BEAUTY, A JOY FOREVER.
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