Recent Acquisitions

The Art of the Garden

theartofthegarden1.jpgCleveland Museum of Art Print Club members will be interested in this fascinating new book, The Art of the Garden: Collecting Antique Botanical Prints, by Denise DeLaurentis, available in Recent Acquisitions. The guide begins with a discussion of the types of prints, and the techniques of reproducing the works. As the scope of the book stretches from the 17th to early 20th centuries, numerous mediums and processes were utilized by the multitude of artists contained here. This follows with a discussion of the audience and development of the medium, before focusing on the important artists of each century. The latter half of the book is devoted to collections and collecting, with advice that would be useful for both the novice and experienced collector. The book closes with a chapter on displaying and caring for prints of this nature and a bibliography. PSR QK98.2 .D45 2006