Banksia Lady: Celia Rosser - Botanical Artist


This is the story of Celia Rosser, internationally acclaimed Botanical Illustrator, who ultimately dedicated her life to painting the entire genus of Banksia, the only artist to have done such a thing. Her dedication to the task put her at the centre of the Monash Banksia Project underwritten by the University for twenty-five years and culminating in the production of an extraordinary three-volume florilegium that became one of the great books published in the twentieth century. In telling this story of Celia Rosser's unparalleled talent and extraordinary achievement, Banksia Lady explores the history of Botanical Illustration, Botany, academia, gardens and their herbarium and Australia's place in changing the shape of the world.

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1.3 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
Paperback 250 pages
30 colour illustrations

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