Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery - Book Release, Signing, and Talk with Anna Laurent
Special Event | January 30 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
"Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery" by Anna Laurent has been published by University of Chicago Press (US) & Hachette Press (UK). The large-format book features educational botanic wall charts, mostly authored in Europe in the mid 19th & early 20th centuries and implemented in classrooms & lectures. The book is organized by plant family and include comparative analysis of the science and art of each chart, with biographies of their illustrators & authors, and discussion of the taxonomy, biology, and social context of illustrated species. The work features original research from archives in Europe, and is the only collection of its kind.
$20, $15 members