The Paradise Garden
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An introduction to the development of botanical illustration. This art form, a true marriage of art and science, has developed in order to preserve the ephemeral beauty of plants and to explore their medical benefits. Features over one hundred illustrations, including breathtaking paintings by such renowned artists as Ehret and Redouté. This elegant book reveals some of the treasures of the National Museum & Gallery's collection of botanical illustrations, too fragile to be on permanent display.