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Banksia Lady

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781922235800
Author(s): Carolyn Landon
Format: Paperback
Year: 2015
Publisher: Monash University Publishing
Dimensions: 245 x 0 x 170 (w x l x h)
Pages: 296
Series: Biography

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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. This is also the story of the emergence of an artist, who grew up in difficult circumstances during the Great Depression, and pursued her art partly as a way of protecting herself from the harsher side of life. The story follows her struggles to pursue her artistic passion while fulfilling the expectations of women in 1950s. Reviewed here in the Australian Book Review and also the Sydney Morning Herald Shortlisted for the History Publication Prize in the Victorian Community History Awards 2015

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