Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist (October 16, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 1.2 x 12 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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At once an art, adventure, and biography, MARGARET MEE'S : DIARIES OF AN ARTIST EXPLORER is profiled here for its simply gorgeous pages packed with botanical illustration and photos. Unlike most illustration titles, however, MARGARET MEE'S isn't just a photo or illustration catalog, but an in-depth survey blending her amazing drawings with accounts of her thirty-two years of expeditions into the rainforest. Her first expedition to as was in 1956, where she began the diaries and sketchbooks which comprise this title. From vivid accounts of plant-collecting expeditions to the exhibition of her paintings at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew (who work with Antique Collector's Club in producing this title, this is a definitive, outstanding piece holding wide-ranging interest and recommendation from art library holdings to botany collections, natural history holdings, and even the general-interest public library collection.
Passionately written and superbly illustrated; a must have for the tropical afficionado's library and the tropical gardener and botanist
Margaret Mee was an amazing woman and her work is exquisite. This book is perfect because it shows a great part of Mee's work in in her own words, with beautiful illustrations and photographs. It's a book to look and read all the time.
I have read another book by Margaret Mee and must confess to being fascinated by her life story. Her life was one of which most of us will only glimpse from our armchairs. But most wonderful of all are her beautiful botanical drawings. This book provides a real gateway into another world.
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