Gaudin, Timothy; Klug, Hope
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This project began over 2.5 years ago when I, an artist by hobby, contacted Dr. Joey Shaw, the director of the Herbarium at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, with a request to sketch from specimens in the UCHT collection. Dr. Shaw, fortuitously in need of an illustrator, prompted me with the opportunity to collaborate with him in the creation of illustrations for the second edition of the Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee. From here, this project has grown as we have attempted to determine the most effective way to illustrate the guide, our questions manifesting in a myriad of interdisciplinary investigations, from an exploration on the historical development of botanical illustration, to a survey of the use of figures in modern botanical keys, and ultimately to our practical exercise in drafting illustrations for later inclusion into the Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee. This document represents the products of these variable investigations, strung together by prevalent themes of convention, technology, and communication, to lend credence to the maintained significance of botanical illustration in the modern world of botanical science.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Botanical illustration; Plants -- Identification
Kur, Andi, "On the maintained significance of botanical illustration in modern plant identification guides" (2018). Honors Theses.