Buller's Birds of New Zealand is a collection of stunning 19th century paintings of New Zealand's best-loved birds
By popular demand, this accessible new edition of the award-winning classic Buller's Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans, presents the complete set of New Zealand's favourite ornithological paintings. New Zealand's birds are among the rarest and most fascinating in the world - and they come alive in luminous colour in Buller's Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans. This beautiful new edition of the award-winning original presents the full set of these cherished nineteenth-century artworks created by JG Keulemans for A History of the Birds of New Zealand by Walter Buller. 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.
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.
"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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