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Complete Book Of Fruits & Vegetables

Complete Book Of Fruits & Vegetables 



  • Francesco Bianchini
  • Marilena Pistoia


  • Hardcover: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Crescent; Reprint edition (June 5, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0517520338


A "MUST HAVE" for any Botanical Art Enthusiast or Artist, November 25, 2002

This book, illustrated by Marilena Pistoia, is an invaluable addition to the library of botanical artists or lovers of botanical art. There are 110 paintings depicting 400 plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices…all beautifully painted and reproduced. Some of the fruits are so realistic they almost make your mouth water.

The composition and combinations of the fruits and vegetables used in the individual paintings is very imaginative and complimentary in shape, form and colors.

I bought it for the illustrations but the text is very interesting and informative as well, often giving little know facts about the edible plants in our world. It is not a science book…the entertaining text is the perfect compliment to the beauty of the highly accurate and colorful representations of the paintings.