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Has London one-upped Paris when it comes to vertical gardens on museum walls? The National Gallery in London unveiled a vertical garden that is a living reproduction of Van Gogh's "A Wheatfield, with Cypresses," using 8,000 living plants of more than 26 varieties.
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The artist collective London Fieldworks has been creating fantastic bird houses since 2008, sculptures that draw from sources as diverse as 1960s public housing, dictator's palaces, and more.
Related Topics: Ideas | art | birdhouses | Design | London
How to say "I love you?" Flora's Lexicon, an exhibit at Carnegie Mellon's Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, in Pittsburgh, is all about the language of flowers, and the institute will be having a free open house this Sunday and Monday.
Steven N. Meyers, a medical X-ray technologist, uses radiography techniques to botanic specimens, capturing the elegant portraits of plants and their insides that would otherwise go unseen.
Audrey Sterk paints murals of New England coastal scenes that take months to complete, but with digital printing technology, she can customize the work to match your decor. Her work is available in either wallpaper panels or moveable canvas versions.
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Since 1890, Harvard's glass flowers have fascinated both academics and the general public. Made in Dresden, Germany, these full-size specimens are meticulously detailed, existing as both scientifically accurate models and unusual pieces of art.
Related Topics: Ideas | Anna Laurent | art | art + botany | Victorian
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North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty builds fantastic woven houses from tree branches all around the world.
Inspired by the natural world, artist Sasha Prood has illustrated an alphabet by drawing plants that naturally fall into the shapes of the letters. Garden Design interviews Prood about her work and her plant muses.
The first best-selling plant book was published in 1530, launching a new age of botanic study; its success is credited to Hans Weiditz’s accurate and beautiful botanic illustrations.
The landmark work of British botanist Anna Atkins paved the way for a new field of botanic photography.
Related Topics: Ideas | Blue | White | algae | art | books | botany + art | photography | plants
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