I believe Goethe wrote about the importance of illustrations in his
Metamorphosis of Plants (published 1790), section 102.
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Dear Smart people,
The GNSI has been using this phrase in its literature for any years:
"Goethe has been quoted as observing that you really do not see a plant
until you draw it"
But it has been so long that the Goeth quote has been separated from the
source. Do any of you have a reference that could help us nail down the
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