232 pages, 165 colour illustrations
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 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 unique native flora.
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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. She lives in Dunedin.