Cornucopia of Fruit & Vegetables Illustrations from an Eighteenth-Century Botanical Treasury
ISBN: HB: 9781851245666, Bodleian Library Publishing, May 2021
160 pp., 19x15 cm, 100 colour illus.
Close-up photographs of plump apricots, juicy mangoes, crisp lettuce... these are familiar to us all through cookery books and garden guides. But seeing fruit and vegetables as detailed art, viewed through eighteenth-century eyes, is something very d...
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Town Prints and Drawings of Britain Before 1800
ISBN: HB: 9781851245178, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2020
224 pp., 23.8x27.8 cm, 116 colour illus.
Provincial towns in Britain grew in size and importance in the eighteenth century. Ports such as Glasgow and Liverpool greatly expanded, while industrial centres such as Birmingham and Manchester flourished. Market towns outside London developed as c...
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Thinking 3D Books, Images and Ideas from Leonardo to the Present
ISBN: HB: 9781851245253, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2019
200 pp., 25.9x23.7 cm, 80 colour illus.
During the Renaissance, artists and illustrators developed the representation of truthful three-dimensional forms into a highly skilled art. As reliable illustrations of three-dimensional subjects became more prevalent, they also influenced the way i...
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Heritage Apples
ISBN: HB: 9781851245161, Bodleian Library Publishing, September 2019
248 pp., 22x18 cm, 110 colour illus.
What would a greengrocer say if you were to ask for half a dozen Grenadiers and a couple of Catsheads? In the course of the past century we have lost much of our rich heritage of orchard fruits, but with taste once again triumphing over shelf-life an...
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Typographic Firsts Adventures in Early Printing
ISBN: HB: 9781851244737, Bodleian Library Publishing, March 2019
208 pp., 24.5x19 cm, 70 colour illus.
How were the first fonts made? Who invented italics? When did we work out how to print in colour? Many of the standard features of printed books were designed by pioneering typographers and printers in the latter half of the fifteenth century. Altho...
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Martin Lister and his Remarkable Daughters The Art of Science in the Seventeenth Century
ISBN: HB: 9781851244898, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2018
224 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 46 colour illus., 33 black&white illus.
Martin Lister, royal physician and fellow of the Royal Society, was an extraordinarily prolific natural historian with an expertise in shells and molluscs. Disappointed with the work of established artists, Lister decided to teach his daughters, Sus...
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London Prints and Drawings before 1800
ISBN: HB: 9781851244126, Bodleian Library Publishing, March 2017
232 pp., 23.8x27.8 cm, 123 colour illus.
By the end of the eighteenth century London was the second largest city in the world, its relentless growth fuelled by Britain's expanding empire. Before the age of photography, the most widely used means of creating a visual record of the changing c...
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Armenia Masterpieces from an Enduring Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781851244409, ISBN: HB: 9781851244393, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2015
288 pp., 28.5x24.4 cm, 180 colour illus.
Set like a stronghold south-west of the Caucasus mountains, Armenia is caught between East and West. Briefly a great empire in the first century BCE under King Tigranes the Great, Armenia was later incorporated first by the Sasanian and then the Byza...
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Paintings from Mughal India
ISBN: PB: 9781851240876, Bodleian Library Publishing, September 2013
184 pp., 21x15.4 cm, 80 colour illus.
A unique style of court painting, combining Persian, Indian and European elements, developed in India under the Mughal emperors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Originally an art of book illustration, it soon gave rise to highly naturalist...
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