Addison Publications News
Plants & Us
A new book by Dr John Akeroyd, botanist of the Transylvania Florilegium
September 15th sees the publication of this wonderful new book, written by Dr John Akeroyd, Donough O'Brien and Liz Cowley. A fresh look at the interaction of plants and people, the book is already attracting a great deal of interest.
Dr Akeroyd is the lead Botanist for the Transylvania Florilegium, who authored the botanical texts and worked on the field trips with the botanical artists. Addison Publications wish him great success with this new book, available in all major booksellers.
'Rosa Dublin Bay'
It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Anne O'Connor. Anne was a fine botanical artist, whose contributions to the Highgrove Florilegium were a source of pride to her and her family. She will be much missed.
November 17th 1939 - August 7th 2021
The Prince's Foundation at the Garrison Chapel
The Highgrove Florilegium: Watercolours Depicting Plants Grown in The Garden at Highgrove
A new exhibition of original watercolours from the Highgrove Florilegium
The Prince's Foundation is curating this exhibition which displays a selection of the botanical watercolours celebrating the plants and trees grown in the gardens of Highgrove.
August 5th - September 26th 2021, 10 AM – 4 PM
Admission is free for this exhibition
More information can be found here
The Garrison Chapel, Chelsea Barracks, 8 Garrison Square London, SW1W 8BG
A Botanical Rainbow at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery
Tulipa 'Estella Rynfield' by Julia Trickey
This colourful exhibition at Kew features work by Julia Trickey and Laura Silburn, both contributing artists to the Transylvania Florilegium. The exhibition runs until September 29th.
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' by Laura Silburn
at The Garden Museum
An evening to celebrate botanical paintings inspired by one of Europe’s last medieval landscapes
The Garden Museum event was a great success. All seats taken and many more people joined with the livestream. Sketchbooks and preparatory work were kindly made available to view by Helen Allen and Mary Ellen Taylor. Dr Jamie Compton chaired the discussion and was joined by Joe Whitlock-Blundell (Former Production Director of The Folio Society), Dr John Akeroyd (Botanist) and Helen Allen (Botanical Artist). Images of the Transylvania Florilegium ©A.G.Carrick
Gillian Condy - contributing artist to the Transylvania Florilegium and Highgrove Florilegium
TSWALU - A NEW BEGINNING
PAINTINGS BY GILLIAN CONDY
was held 2nd February - 14th March at Everard Read in Johannesburg
For more information visit the exhibition website here
American Society of Botanical Artists
Online in 2020
The 26th ASBA Annual Meeting and Conference was held online in October and featured virtual events and demonstrations. Botanical artists who worked on the creation of the Transylvania Florilegium led sessions at the Conference - Helen Allen, Heeyoung Kim and Elaine Searle. Also Catherine Watters, friend of Addison Publications.
More information can be found here
The Bedford Hours - Special Offer
The Bedford Book of Hours is a masterpiece of the art of illumination. Addison Publications has the perfect facsimile edition, with commentary volume, currently available at a special price. The original book, given to Henry VI on the occasion of his coronation by Anne of Burgundy, is kept in the British Library. Addison has just two copies remaining of this remarkable book.
The book is bound in red velvet and closed with gilded clasps.
New to Addison Publications
The Briçonnet Hours: a Renaissance Treasure
The Briçonnet Hours is illuminated with an 'astonishing gallery' of full-page miniatures, composed to appear as panel paintings, complete with trompe l'oeil frames. All twenty-five miniatures are alive with colour and detail, featuring skilled representations of figures set against architectural perspective and landscape. The Hours is a 15c treasure, painted by the master Jean Poyer of Tours, most likely at the request of Guillaume Briçonnet (d.1514) Secretary of the Treasury of France. The original manuscript is kept at the Teylers Museum of Haarlem, and Addison Publications is proud to be able to present this perfect facsimile as a limited edition. See our Illuminated Manuscripts for this and other masterpieces of history and art.
Oxford Fine Press Book Fair 2020
November 28 & 29 2020
All images of the Transylvania Florilegium ©A.C.Carrick
Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art
- The Shirley Sherwood Collection
Congratulations to all the artists whose work appeared in this exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The exhibition was extremely popular and many of the artists featured were contributors to the Highgrove Florilegium and the Transylvania Florilegium - congratulations to Beverly Allen, Gillian Barlow, Andrew Brown, Gillian Condy, Kate Nessler, Susan Ogilvy, Jenny Phillips, Laura Silburn, Vicki Thomas and Julia Trickey. Jessica Tcherepnine (1938-2019) is also one of the artists whose work was shown in the exhibition.
Image is Roses by Regine Hagedom ©Shirley Sherwood Collection
ASBA 25th Annual Meeting & Conference 2019
Many thanks to Helen Allen and the Chelsea School of Botanical Art for taking the Transylvania Florilegium to the ASBA Conference in Pittsburgh. The Florilegium had many visitors and this beautiful photo was taken by Jo de Magneval.
All images of the Transylvania Florilegium ©A.C.Carrick
The Transylvania Florilegium in Pittsburgh
The ASBA 25th Annual Meeting and Conference was held 17th - 19th October at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, with the Transylvania Florilegium on display to visitors.
More information about the event can be found here
Image shown is Crocus banaticus by John Pastoriza Piñol ©A.G.Carrick Ltd
The Transylvania Florilegium at the British Book Awards 2019
The Transylvania Florilegium was shortlisted for Best British Book at the 2019 British Book Design and Production Awards. The Florilegium was nominated by the Pureprint group and all at Addison were proud to be part of the Awards.
Wildflowers of Romania Exhibition in Bucharest
The Wildflowers of Romania Exhibition at the National Art Museum of Romania proved to be so successful that the dates were extended into June. Visitors were able to view the Transylvania Florilegium which was on display as part of the exhibition. If you would be interested in finding out more about this beautiful publication please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos courtesy of Irina Neacsu. Thanks to the Romanian Society of Botanical Artists. Images from the Transylvania Florilegium are ©A.G.Carrick.
The Transylvania Florilegium in Bucharest
The Transylvania Florilegium was on display in an exhibition in Bucharest - Wildflowers of Romania. This was a wonderful opportunity for the book to be seen in the country that is the inspiration and source of its creation.
Wildflowers of Romania
April, May, June 2019
The National Art Museum of Romania
Kretzulescu Hall Calea Victoriei 49-53
New to Addison - A Medieval Masterpiece
The Breslau Psalter
Exceptionally sumptuous and imposing, the Breslau Psalter is one of the most impressive manuscripts to have survived from the Middle Ages. The original is kept at the world-renowned Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, who say that this ‘Psalter displays the piety, wealth and cosmopolitan tastes of its ducal patrons’. The facsimile is available now at Addison Publications.
The Transylvania Florilegium in the Netherlands
The Transylvania Florilegium was on display at the Museum De Buitenplaats in the exhibition, The Journey of Plants. The exhibition of botanical painting featured work by contributing artists of the Florilegium and ran until the 6th January 2019.
The Transylvania Florilegium at the Paintings of Transylvania Exhibition
Romanian Cultural Centre
A fundraising event and exhibition was held for Fundatia ADEPT's pioneering work in preserving the traditional landscape of Transylvania. Proceeds from the sale of the book at the exhibition will support ADEPT.
More information about the Fundatia ADEPT is available
The Highgrove Florilegium at Buckingham Palace
The Summer exhibition 'Prince and Patron' at Buckingham Palace 2018 featured HRH The Prince of Wales's copy of the Highgrove Florilegium which was on display as part of his personal collection.
HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Transylvania Florilegium Exhibition
HRH The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the Romanian Cultural Institute to see the exhibition of watercolours from the Transylvania Florilegium. Addison founders Nigel Frith and Henrietta Pearson showed the book to the Prince, in the company of the illustrator Richard Shirley Smith and RCI President Liliana Țuroiu.
The exhibition of forty original paintings was on display at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Belgrave Square in the summer of 2018.
Transylvania Florilegium Exhibition
by popular demand the exhibition was extended to 31st August.
The Romanian Cultural Institute
1 Belgrave Square
Installation: The Great Union Garden
The Centenary Garden of the Romanian Cultural Institute
Plant display held in Belgrave Square.
The garden celebrated the flora of Romania and was built and designed to complement the Transylvania Florilegium exhibition at the RCI.
'"Good observation" is the hallmark of the year's most handsome and expensive book...
The Transylvania Florilegium with... paintings by master-artists on exquisite paper...
immortalise Transylvanian wildflowers...
texts by professional field botanists ....
each of the 150 limited edition is signed by HRH the Prince of Wales...'
Robin Lane Fox FT Weekend 16/17 December 2017 - House & Home
'The elusive crocus: in a field of its own
on remote Transylvanian hillsides...'
Robin Lane Fox FT Weekend 21/22 October 2017 - House & Home
RHS Plant and Art Fair
Addison Publications were delighted to have the opportunity to display the Transylvania Florilegium and the Highgrove Florilegium at the RHS Plant and Art Fair in July 2018
RHS Lindley Hall, SW1P 2QW and RHS Lawrence Hall SW1P 2QD
The Gibbes Museum of Art 2017 Catesby exhibition with works from The Royal Collection
In 2017 The Gibbes Museum of Art held the exhibition Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas.
Forty four watercolor paintings by the English artist, scientist and explorer Mark Catesby were generously lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the British Royal Collection.
The exhibition was a great success and was open for four months from May to September 2017.