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Seed art : the package made me buy it / Irwin Richman.

Richman, Irwin (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 704.9434 RICH (Text) 39231033005055 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780764328190 :
  • ISBN: 0764328190
  • Physical Description: 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., [2008]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page [174]) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Seeds and seed art -- A gallery of seed catalog illustrations -- A gallery of seed packets -- Charles F. McCutcheon: a post-photographic illustrator -- Sources and suggestions for additional reading.
Summary, etc.:
"Artwork created to sell flower and vegetable seeds to the public is bright, eye-catching, and tempting. It reflects the fantasy that any novice gardener can grow beautiful plants just by buying the seeds. This is not a new phenomenon. Over 475 boldly colorful flower and vegetable seed artwork, catalog, packet, and publication illustrations are arranged here chronologically (the late 19th through 20th centuries) and alphabetically for easy reference in this fun visual delight. Many images are from the vast and superb collection of the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where the author was Director of the Heirloom Seed Project. See unusual plant varieties from both small independent and large seed producers, like the W. Atlee Burpee Company. A mid-20th century watercolor illustrator's work is featured as an impressive record of plants grown from seeds; see how many you can recognize"--P. [4] of cover.
Subject: Seeds > Catalogs > Pictorial works.
Seeds > Marketing > Pictorial works.
Botanical illustration.
Flowers in art.
Vegetables in art.

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