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Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (October 18, 1999)
Summary

The Pressed Plant offers a thorough representation of different art forms consisting of or created with actual plants: botanical specimens, in which parts of or entire plants are attached to archival paper; herbaria, or bound books holding a variety of plant specimens; nature prints, images made directly frown plants; and sun prints, which are produced when a plant is placed on light-sensitive paper and exposed to the sun. A detailed appendix includes instructions, sources for materials, and a collector's buying guide

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I give this book nine out of ten acorns.
"The Plant Press...the Art of Botanical Specimens, Nature Prints, and Sun Pictures" I love it and find it a total inspiration....I have my plant press made and ready for next spring. I am also working up to 'nature prints' with india ink. I think much of what is illustrated can be done by children also. The gathering is as fun as the pressing and mounting.
The book covers everything from record keeping and mounting plants as specimens and much illustrated history of the same to contemporary artwork.
There are suppliers listed that I suppose might be obsolete because the book is older, although I think anything mentioned would be easy to find and available on line.
I think this book would be a great gift for someone who was into gardening and wildcrafting and/or was homeschooling
 
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