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Bullers Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans

Geoff Norman Stephen Fry



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Te Papa Press
10 March 2014
Painting & paintings; Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Mathematics & Sciences; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
Buller's Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans (New Edition) This accessible new edition of the award-winning classic Buller's Birds of New Zealand includes the complete set of 95 artworks from both editions of A History of the Birds of New Zealand by Walter Buller and the subsequent supplement, specially photographed and reproduced in full colour using high quality modern printing techniques. Each bird painting is accompanied by a selection of Buller's original, descriptive text as well as up-to-date taxonomic information in English and te reo Maori. Uniquely, Buller's Birds of New Zealand features fresh reproductions of the original watercolour-and-pencil paintings for Buller's iconic second edition and its supplement, made possible by the author's rediscovery of these works at the Ornithological Branch of the British Natural History Museum. Bright, luminous and clear, Keulemans's masterpieces are seen here for the first time as the artist intended. With a foreword by Stephen Fry and an introduction that traces the history of ornithological painting, and tells the story of Buller and his talented artist, this definitive book will appeal to all those who love New Zealand's unique avifauna.
By:   Geoff Norman
Foreword by:   Stephen Fry
Imprint:   Te Papa Press
Country of Publication:   New Zealand
Edition:   2nd Second Edition, Second ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   1.065kg
ISBN:   9780987668868
ISBN 10:   0987668862
Pages:   164
Publication Date:   10 March 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Geoff Norman is a keen tramper and ecologist, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Canterbury and a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Studies from Victoria University of Wellington. He has worked in publishing for over twenty-five years.

Reviews for Bullers Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans

We will never know first hand what those extinct birds looked or sounded like but here they are within the pages of this beautiful boxed set.' New Zealand Herald, December 2012 'Our national birds fly off every page as exquisite and bright and alive as the artist intended. Each painting and original 19th-century caption by Buller gets plenty of visual oxygen in the form of its own double-page spread. Excellent modern add-ons include each birds name in Maori, and a foreword by Stephen Fry (who calls the kakapo an utterly endearing, fat nocturnal parrot ).' North & South, December 2012

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