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The Art of British Natural History
The Art of British Natural History

The Art of British Natural History

Images of Nature


112 Pages, 8.5 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9780565094232

Rights: US & CA

Natural History Museum, London (Sep 2017)

Price: $19.95


Explores the many different ways in which Britain's flora and fauna have been documented, from engravings and watercolors to ink and charcoal drawings

Illustrated with over 100 selected artworks from the collections of the Natural History Museum's Library and Archives, this book spans 300 years of British history and includes works of major figures such as William MacGillivray, Moses Harris, Edward Wilson and Amedeo Terzi. Andrea Hart's accompanying essay reveals that these images aren't merely beautiful but have also played a crucial role in advancing scientific knowledge in Britain. She also traces how these images have influenced the history of printing, art, and culture.

Author Biography

Andrea Hart is Special Collections Manager at the Natural History Museum where she has worked for over 15 years. She is also the author of Images of Nature: Women Artists.