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Women Of Flowers [Hardcover]

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Jack Kramer's Women of Flowers: A Tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators was published in 1996 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang in a large format and was immediately honored with an award of excellence from the Garden Writers Association of America. Now in a mini edition, this remarkable illustrated book allows us to venture back to the Golden Age of Illustration so that we may discover the work and personalities of the women who were previously unnamed. Susan Fenimore Cooper wrote books about the flora and fauna of upstate New York in the 1850s while living in service to her famous father, James. Mrs. E.W. Wirt, the mother of twelve, compiled and illustrated books about flowers to amuse and educate her children. Elizabeth Blackwell drew 500 botanical plates to raise money to free her husband from debtor's prison. These are only a few of the artists we call Women of Flowers. Since the early 1970s, horticultural expert Jack Kramer has been collecting works by Victorian women artists. Women of Flowers is his tribute to those women who received so little credit in their own day and age. Over 150 floral paintings and prints illustrate the life stories of 35 women artists from America, England, Germany, and France. In this elegant and charming gift book, hundreds of dazzling full-color floral paintings and botanical prints illustrate the fascinating life stories of Victorian women artists who made tremendous contributions to the art and science of botany. Most received little or no recognition for their work due to the patriarchal Victorian society that they lived in. Women of Flowers pays homage to these remarkable artists in a volume that compiles not only their history and biographies but also some of their best work.
JACK KRAMER has written more than 100 books, including the best-selling The World Wildlife Fund Book of Orchids, and most recently A Passion for Cactus. His articles have appeared in Architectural Digest, Family Circle, and Southern Accents. He lives in Florida.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.1" Width: 5.7" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2005
Publisher   Welcome Books
ISBN  1932183485  
ISBN13  9781932183481  

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More About Jack Kramer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jack Kramer is the author of more than 100 gardening books, including" The World Wildlife Fund Book of Orchids "and "Women of Flowers, " which won the Garden Writers Association of America's "Best Book" Award of Excellence. His many magazine credits include "Horticulture, House Beautiful, Family Circle, "and "Architectural Digest." Widely known for cultivating and writing about houseplants, he was uniquely qualified to grow and supervise the photography of the plants profiled in this book.

Jack Kramer was born in 1927.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Artists, A-Z > General
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Artists, Architects & Photographers
3Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups > Women
4Books > Subjects > Science > Biological Sciences > Plants > Flowers

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Women of Flowers  Jan 22, 2007
The book is the one I expected. I had seen it at the public library. BUT the size was a surprise. I expected a much larger book. This one is 6" by 7", much too small to enjoy the paintings of flowers and difficult to read the print.
Great tribute to talented Victorian women botanical artists  May 20, 1999
Along with the stories of these brilliant women artists and beautiful renditions of their artwork are sprinkled Victorian flower language, poems and quotes that make this an exquisite tabletop book that your guests will not be able to put down. Most of these talented women never received honors while they lived because in their day, women were not given their worth. Many of these ladies used male pseudonyms just to stay employed. A beautiful compliment for those that appreciate the language of herbs and flowers.

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