Curtis's Botanical Magazine
Copyright © The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Edited By: Martyn Rix
Online ISSN: 1467-8748
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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.
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