Rory McEwen: The Colours of Reality

Rory McEwen: The Colours of Reality


By (author) Martyn Rix


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  • Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 248mm x 286mm x 24mm | 1,520g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 1842464876
  • ISBN 13: 9781842464878
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 113,490

Product description

This book showcases the botanical work and other creative talents of Rory McEwen (1932-82) ranging from the 1950s to the early 1980s. McEwen developed a distinctive style working on unadorned vellum, presenting botanical subject matter with scientific precision and artistic flair, without ever compromising one for the other. His work can be found in The British Museum, V&A, Tate, National Gallery of Modern Art Scotland and MOMA, New York, among other collections.

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Rix is a renowned horticulturist and editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine and has authored many books.