MFA Collection Books

Gardens in Perpetual Bloom
Botanical Illustration in Europe and America 1600–1850

Nancy Keeler

Gardens in Perpetual Bloom traces the appreciation of flowers and their depiction, from the studious world of monks and princes to the era of the gardening enthusiast. Both an invaluable survey and a volume of delicate beauty, it features 93 prints and drawings—including masterful engravings after Georg Dionysus Ehret and Pierre-Joseph Redouté—remarkable for their technical virtuosity, subtle tonalities, scientific accuracy, and infinite variety.