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Women Of Flowers: A Tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators Hardcover – February 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Welcome Books; New edition edition (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932183485
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932183481
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.9 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,827,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The stories of thirty near- anonymous women artists, accompanied by each women’s floral paintings, are brief and fascinating." -- The Boston Globe

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Women of Flowers gives these women artists the attention they deserve, in a book of exceptional and charm.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 20, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Along with the stories of these brilliant women artists and beautiful renditions of their artwork are sprinkled Victorian flower language, poems and quotes that make this an exquisite tabletop book that your guests will not be able to put down. Most of these talented women never received honors while they lived because in their day, women were not given their worth. Many of these ladies used male pseudonyms just to stay employed. A beautiful compliment for those that appreciate the language of herbs and flowers.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Reichert on January 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The book is the one I expected. I had seen it at the public library. BUT the size was a surprise. I expected a much larger book. This one is 6" by 7", much too small to enjoy the paintings of flowers and difficult to read the print.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Nancy L. Beckham on July 13, 2013
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Women of flowers is an amazing book about Victorian women and pictures of their art who did botanical drawings in England and received absolutely no credit for the work. They received no credit BECAUSE they were women. The research the author Jack Kramer did on the artists is amazing, because IF women did publish their work it had to be done anonymously. Women were not treated as intelligent human beings at this time BECAUSE they were women. In fact the authorities of the time "wrote scathing comments about women's talents in botanical art when they bothered to mention women at all."Beatrix Potter was an exception to this rule only because she paid to have her own "little books" published. She also ran into a wall with the acceptance of her botanical drawings. Although she was later proved to be correct in her conclusions about fungi, at the time she presented her work she was not a well known illustrator/author, just a young lady drawing during the Victorian era in England.

The flower drawings are magnificent and still look beautiful over 100 years later. I use them to practice drawing my own flowers.The drawings included by Mrs Augusta Innes Baker Withers are fabulous due to her amazing attention to detail. A friend let me look at her copy of the book, and I decided I had to own my owe copy. It is a treat to be savored.
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