FOR EVER BLOOMS
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants. His illustrations are extraordinarily detailed as well as being botanically accurate. Redouté was fortunate in that he lived at the same time as the Empress Josephine was bringing roses and flowers into France at an alarming rate from all over the world. The cataloguing of this horticultural heritage was his life-long undertaking. This new book brings together all of Redouté’s engravings of the roses, the lilies and his selection of the most beautiful flowers. He was known as the “Raphael of Flowers” for a reason, as will become readily apparent to the reader. This is a wonderful book, but very heavy, so it needs to have pride of place on a solid coffee table!
Redouté. The Book of Flowers Published by Taschen