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Botanical Prints
with Excerpts from the Artist’s Notebooks

by Henry Evans

Preface to the new edition by Peter H. Raven
Foreword by Wilfrid Blunt

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Botanical Prints: With Excerpts from the Artist’s Notebooks is a vivid collection of botanical prints placed side-by-side with the words and thoughts of Henry Evans. This new edition (December 2010) published by Counterpoint, Berkeley, contains material from the original book published in 1977 by W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, along with additional prints and photographs. The book contains 96 pages with color illustrations throughout and measures 8.5 by 12 inches.

Admired by art lovers and naturalists alike, Henry Evans’s work reveals a style intriguingly personal and botanically faithful, unerring in its feeling for rhythm and design. Botanical Prints presents a vast array of his work and goes one step further by providing excerpts from the artist’s notebooks, which illuminate not only the physical processes he used by also the brilliant mind that created both the prints and the prose. The text includes the artist’s ideas on such subjects as drawing from nature, printmaking, color, taste, and collecting art. It gives a personal insight into ideas that relate to the creative process.

The original edition of Botanical Prints won numerous awards, including the Commonwealth Club silver medal, and it was named as one of the “Best Books of the Year” by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
Paperbound: $24.95
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