Item description for Redoute Roses (Blank Book Series) by Taschen America Taschen...
French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redout is regarded as one of the best of the botanical illustrators in the tradition of aristocratic patronage stretching back to the Renaissance. Between 1817 and 1824 he completed the three volumes of Les Roses, his most celebrated work. This pocket-book includes 166 exquisitely reproduced plates and sports a new design and look in a bit of a departure from the jumbo volume of the same title.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 1" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date May 15, 2000
ISBN 382286644X ISBN13 9783822866443
Reviews - What do customers think about Redoute Roses (Blank Book Series)?
Flowers of Chateau Malmaison Nov 17, 2003
I read about Redoute while researching the history of Chateau Malmaison. Malmaison is a small property in Moulis, which is in the Medoc region of Bordeaux in France. Yes, Chateau Malmaison makes wine... their 2000 vintage is fabulous, and worth looking for.
But anyway, Josephine de Beauharnais purchased Malmaison in 1799 for her and Napolean, and in 1800-1802, Malmaison (together with the Tuileries) was the seat of government.
Josephine planted and expanded the rose gardens of the Chateau, and was very interested in natural science. She commissioned Redoute to paint the rose garden of Malmaison (and their lilies, too).
If Redoute's work is interesting to you, you may want to research a little bit about Empress Josephine and Chateau Malmaison. At the very least, consider buying a bottle of 2000 Chateau Malmaison wine... and browse this book in a few years over a glass or two. That would be the next best thing to visiting the rose garden in person.
Exquisite! Aug 9, 2002
Pierre-Joseph Redoute was the Audubon of flowers--particularly roses and lilies. His artwork is stunning and he depicts the various varieties of roses in immaculate detail. An absolutely gorgeous book, published by Taschen and printed in Italy, my version is about 5"X 8" page size and the ISBN number is 3-8228-1356-7 (English version).
For the lover of roses, any illustrated book by Pierre-Joseph Redoute will be a treasure to admire for years.
Oustanding volume Apr 19, 2001
Absolutely outstanding illustrations, clear details, excellent prints. A pleasure to browse.
A GORGEOUS ART BOOK ABOUT ROSES Apr 3, 2000
I HAVE SEEN AND BOUGHT THIS BOOK. IF A PERSON LOVES GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, FLORAL ART PARTICULARLY ROSES TO HAVE THIS BOOK IS A MUST. BROWSING AND REVIEWING IT IS SIMPLY A MOST ENJOYABLE PASSTIME. IT'S REALLY A BOOK OF BEAUTY, A JOY FOREVER.