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The Essential Audrey Eagle: Botanical Art of New Zealand

The Essential Audrey Eagle: Botanical Art of New Zealand

"Presents more than 150 paintings of our most loved native plants, from every major genus. The beautiful full-colour plates are accompanied by detailed notes, and a fresh introduction tells the story of Audrey Eagle and sets her place in the history of botanical illustration of N... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781877385902
Barcode 9781877385902
Published 20 September 2013 by Te Papa Press
Format Paperback, New edition
Author(s) By Eagle, Audrey
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ISBN-13 9781877385902
ISBN-10 1877385905
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Publication Date 20 September 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Eagle, Audrey
Category Painting & Paintings
Individual Artists
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Plant Life: General
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 1,028g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Botanical illustration, Trees - New Zealand, Shrubs - New Zealand
NBS Text Natural History: Plants
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 581.9930222
Catalogue Code 410208

Description of this Book

In 2006, the award-winning 'Eagle's Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand' was published to widespread acclaim and quickly became a modern classic for New Zealand botanists, gardeners and art-lovers. By popular demand, this accessible, affordable new edition presents a beautiful selection of 165 full-colour, full-page reproductions of Audrey Eagle's exquisite botanical paintings for new readers to discover and existing fans to savour. Every plant is depicted at life-size, including Eagle's many detailed enlargements which show the flowers, leaves and seeds of each plant in technically superb detail, while an appendix containing comprehensive notes, drafted in consultation with expert botanists, gives information on every plant. A fresh introduction gives new insights into Audrey Eagle and her life's work, and sets her place in the prestigious history of the botanical illustration of New Zealand's astonishing, unique native flora.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Meticulous and detailed a work of art' The Dominion. 'An outstanding contribution to the literature of New Zealand Botany' New Zealand Journal of Botany. 'Each colour plate [is] a work of art and a labour of love' Evening Post. 'A book such as this comes only once or twice in a lifetime. Audrey Eagle's achievement is magnificent' Christchurch Star. 'Audrey Eagle's meticulous and beautiful renditions of our native flora are acclaimed, but it is her insistence on accuracy that makes her works on native trees and shrubs such respected reference books' The Press.

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Author's Bio

Botanical artist Audrey Eagle has painted New Zealand's native plants since 1952, culminating in the 2006 publication of her life's work, Eagle's Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand, which won the prestigious Montana Medal for non fiction in 2007. In 2013, the University of Otago awarded her an honorary Doctorate for her contribution to botanical publishing. She lives in Dunedin.

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