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Extraordinary Leaves

Art / Photobook
By: Stephen Green-Armytage and Dennis Schrader
272 pages, 300 full colour photographs
Publisher: Firefly Books
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Leaves are everywhere, appearing in an astonishing variety of shapes, colours and textures. They are the unappreciated gifts of nature, worthy of far more extensive study by all.

Extraordinary Leaves is a celebration of one of nature's miracles. As Dennis Schrader explains: "To prepare this book, I have been obligated to take a more intimate look at all aspect of leaves -their many uses, their place in history, the science behind what's going on in a leaf and the unadulterated, simple beauty of the leaf itself."

Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage discovered the beauty of leaves while browsing in a greenhouse. The more he looked at the intricate patterns, the more fascinated he became. His photography in this book is the result of years of study, and it is strikingly beautiful.

Through words and images, Extraordinary Leaves provides an insightful tour. Topics include colour, pattern, texture and shape. Among the specific plants covered are coleus, kale, caladium and ferns.

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Art / Photobook
By: Stephen Green-Armytage and Dennis Schrader
272 pages, 300 full colour photographs
Publisher: Firefly Books
Media reviews
An extraordinary book... More than 225 leaves at their finest, captured in artistic moments, with as complementary amount of text.--Sharon Wootton"The Olympian, WA" (01/03/2009)
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