Kenneth Clark's classic text takes us through the development of landscape painting, from antiquity to the 19th century, with over 150 colour illustrations.
‘An art book is a museum without walls’. The Folio Society present a collection of beautifully illustrated art and music books; classic works of art history and engrossing editions on all aspects of fine art, painting and the lives of great artists and musicians. They include vibrant illustrations and pictures, and come in hardback bindings. They are books to treasure or give as the perfect gift. See below for the full list of Folio Art and Music books.
Art historian, author and presenter of the hugely influential series Civilisation, Kenneth Clark possessed a profound knowledge and appreciation of art, and the ability to communicate it. The Nude is considered his best book. in this classic work he shows how, through the centuries, the depiction of the human body has remained the pinnacle of Western art.
From the delicate colouring of Tulips and elegant form of the Sacred Egyptian Bean to the drama of The Night-Blowing Cereus and the Dragon Arum Lily, the plates from this legendary work are some of the loveliest and most popular of all flower illustrations.