Hardcover, folio, colour illus cloth boards, in slipcase, fine condition, bibliography, 122 colour plates, index, 304pp Contains an introduction introducing Francis and his period as the Austrian Emperor and Mathias Schmutzer. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Francis I of Austria was the last monarch to rule over the Holy Roman Empire, and the imperial gardens remains one of Vienna's most beloved treasures. In 1791, he commissioned Matthias Schmutzer to paint portraits of every flower in his garden - a project that took more than three decades to complete. Until now, only six of the extant 1,300 paintings have ever been published. This collection features 120 of the most outstanding of Schmutzer's watercolours. Painted life-size and with extraordinary precision, the flowers range from the exotic to the common. A fascinating text by one of the world's leading experts offers biographical information about Francis I, descriptions of the imperial gardens in the ruler's time, and photographs of how they appear today. A significant contribution to horticultural history, this unique and beautifully presented book will delight botanical historians and lovers of flower art alike.
"A book like this inspires almost purely notional gardening, far from the need to dig, weed and debug." -- Wall Street Journal
"A visual treasure... a source of pleasure and information for both art and exotic plant/tree lover." -- Art Times, June 2006
"Breathtaking." -- Veranda, July 2006
"One of the most prestigious and stunningly beautiful books to be published in this millennium..." -- National Garden Clubs, December 2006
"Stunningly reproduced." -- Elle Décor, June 2006
Titre : Florilegium Imperiale: Botanical ...
Éditeur : Munich, Prestel, 2006.
Description du livre Prestel nd, Munich. Hardcover. 304 pp., 120 facsimile reproductions of the original illustrations (in slightly reduced format), many other illustrations in the text; folio, color pictorial cloth. Superb reproductions of 120 of the 1300 flower portraits by Matthias Schumtzer of the flowers in the Austrian Imperial Gardnens. Commissioned by Emperor Francis I in 1791 and completed in 1824. Fine in clear glassine jacket, no slipcase, no previous owner markings. N° de réf. du libraire 21760
Description du livre Prestel Publishing 2006-05-01, 2006. Hardcover. État : good. 3791334921. N° de réf. du libraire 685664
Description du livre Prestel Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. État : Good. Slip-case has shelf wear. AL 73/ Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. N° de réf. du libraire mon0001191747
Description du livre Prestel, 2006. Hard covers. État : New. 1st edition. Maroon sleeve intact. "A selection of the botanical illustrations created for the emperor [Francis 1 of Austria] by Mathias Schmutzer over a period of thirty years has now been assembled in Florilegium Imperiale for the first time ever." - blurb. Weight: 2.5 Language: English. N° de réf. du libraire 15389
Description du livre Prestel Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. N° de réf. du libraire P023791334921
Description du livre Prestel, Munich 2006, 2006. 34.0 x 24.0cms, 304pp, colour illusts, fine hardback with decorated boards in thin card envelope Francis ruled the Holy Roman Empire as Francis II (1792-1806) and the Austrian Empire as Francis I (1804-1835). The chapters are: Emperor Francis; the gardens of Emperor Francis in Vienna; pictorial documentation & plants; a conundurum solved?; memories of Empreor Francis & his gardens; on the trail of Francis & his Viennese gardens, N° de réf. du libraire 154485
Description du livre Prestel Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. État : Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. N° de réf. du libraire 3791334921
Description du livre Prestel Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. État : Like New. Almost new condition. N° de réf. du libraire P013791334921
Description du livre Munich: Prestel., 2006. État : Good. 4to. 336 pp., Illustrated Cloth Inside Slipcase, In Publisher's Shrink Wrap, New. Illustrations. First Edition. N° de réf. du libraire 15-7292
Description du livre Prestel Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P113791334921