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  • We acquired this object.

1904

  • Work on this object began.

1908

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1970

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Encyclopédie Artistique Et Documentaire De La Plante, Book, 1904–1908

This is a Encyclopédie artistique et documentaire de la plante. It is dated 1904–1908. Its medium is lithograph on paper.

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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  • Gift of Irwin Untermyer.
  • 1957-11-5

Its dimensions are

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

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