The Essential Audrey Eagle: Botanical Art of New Zealand

Author(s): Audrey Eagle


Based on the award-winning modern classic Eagle’s Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand, this accessible edition presents a beautiful selection of Audrey Eagle’s acclaimed botanical paintings. 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 new edition presents a beautiful selection of hundreds of Audrey Eagle’s exquisite botanical artworks. Each plant is depicted at life size and includes many detailed enlargements showing all aspects of the twigs, fruit, nuts and flowers in technically superb detail. Comprehensive notes, drafted in consultation with expert botanists from around New Zealand, information on every plant, and a fresh new introduction bring new insights into Audrey Eagle and her life’s work.

This is a beautiful collection of Audrey Eagle's botanical illustrations, containing full-page plates of key NZ species, with botanical information at the end. A comprehensive introduction takes an interesting look at the history of botanical art in New Zealand. This book celebrates the unique qualities of New Zealand flora and botanical art - in a manageable sized volume. - Sarah


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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.

General Fields

  • : 9781877385902
  • : Te Papa Press
  • : Te Papa Press
  • : September 2013
  • : 260x215mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Audrey Eagle
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 581.9930222
  • : 232
  • : WN
  • : Colour