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  • We acquired this object.

1904

  • Work on this object began.

1908

  • Work on this object ended.

1970

2019

2022

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Encyclopédie Artistique Et Documentaire De La Plante, Book

This is a Encyclopédie artistique et documentaire de la plante. It was edited by Maurice Pillard Verneuil and published by Librairie centrale des beaux-arts.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Botanical Expressions.

It is dated 1904–1908. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the department.

The Encyclopédie Artistique et Documentaire de la Plante was one of the most ambitious publications produced in the late 19th century to provide designers with studies of plants. Relying on the talents of a dozen contributors, it provided a comprehensive overview of 100 species of plants through photographs, artistic sketches, and botanical drawings. Its plates were intended to highlight both the formal properties of each plant and the principles controlling its growth and structure.

It is credited Gift of Robert Winthrop Chanler, Smithsonian Libraries, NK1560 .V47 1904.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (each): 38.5 × 28.5 cm (15 3/16 × 11 1/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Botanical Expressions.

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