Curtis's Botanical Magazine

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Edited By: Martyn Rix

Online ISSN: 1467-8748

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Virtual Special Issue on Review Papers
(December 2013)

VSI on Editor's Choice Reviews

While most of the papers in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine are devoted to the description and illustration of a single species, the articles assembled here are of more general interest, covering topics such as the fossil history of trees or the implications of the latest DNA studies on the classification of particular groups of plants...

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Read the latest feature on Curtis's Botanical Magazine published in the American Society of Botanical Artists Magazine.

Curtis's Botanical Magazine feature

Reprinted from The Botanical Artist, a publication of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Courtesy of Catherine Watters and copyright American Society of Botanical Artists 2012.

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Delve into the archives of botanical research with Curtis's Botanical Magazine.

The Curtis's Botanical Magazine backfile has been digitised back to 1984 (Volume 1) providing over 3,569 pages of research and review articles in the field of botanical research over 13 years (issues published in 1984-1996 volumes). Librarians may purchase permanent access to the Curtis's Botanical Magazine backfile for a one-off fee - either as part of a Wiley-Blackwell backfile collection or on its own. Find out more.


Why Botanical Art is Still Blooming Today

Don’t miss this article about ‘The Golden Age of Botanical Art’

It is extraordinary, in this age of photography, that botanical art continues to flourish, especially as the destruction of species and habitats adds an urgency to plant identification. Throughout history, when professional artists recorded the flora discovered on expeditions, the main criteria was scientific accuracy, to depict the subject in sufficient detail to be recognised, but the artist can manipulate the image to add information: a flower shown simultaneously in bloom, in bud and passed to seed… Read more

Rory McEwen: The Colours of Reality
Don't miss the current exhibition at Kew Gardens dedicated to Rory McEwen, the renowned Scottish artist and musician, whose techniques have had a lasting impact on the botanical art world. The exhibition, entitled 'The Colours of Reality', runs until the 22nd September, 2013, in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens.

Plus read the biography of Rory McEwen in this special Plant Portrait from Curtis's Botanical Magazine.