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The Native Trees of Canada [Paperback]

Leanne Shapton

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9 Nov 2010
A bold reinterpretation of a century-old book While shopping in the used-book store the Monkey's Paw in Toronto, Leanne Shapton happened upon a 1956 edition of the government reference book "The Native Trees of Canada," originally published in 1917 by the Canadian Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources. Most people might simply view the book as a dry cataloging of a banal subject; Shapton, however, saw beauty in the technical details and was inspired to create her own interpretation of "The Native Trees of Canada. "Shapton distills each image into its simplest form, using vivid colors in lush ink and house paint. She takes the otherwise complex objects of trees, pinecones, and seeds and strips them down into bold, almost abstract shapes and colors: the water birch is represented as two pulsating red bulbs contrasted against a gray backdrop; the eastern white pine is represented by a close-up of its cone against a radiant summer sky. The author of "Was She Pretty?" and "Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry," Shapton puts forth yet another entirely new facet of her creative artistry.

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Leanne Shapton is an illustrator, writer and publisher who was born in Toronto and now lives in New York. She is the art director of the New York Times op-ed page and co-founder of J&L Books, a nonprofit publishing company specializing in new photography, art and fiction. She is the author of Was She Pretty? and Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris.

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Leanne Shapton is an illustrator, author, art director, and publisher based in New York City. When not working for publication, she makes drawings, paintings, and wooden books, and creates designs for textiles.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Colorful 18 April 2013
By Phyllis W. Richmond - Published on Amazon.com
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Great colors and I framed them all with black frames and they look wonderful on my living room wall! Thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 19 Mar 2013
By Adam Leger - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a work of art. I recommend it to anyone with a keen interest in trees and nature, or art and design. It is very refreshing to see these types of books.
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting... 21 Sep 2013
By Frances A. Soboeiro - Published on Amazon.com
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A fun look-through, but no great artwork. Color harmonies are nice. Great if you are a botanist or going on a leaf-walk.
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful 22 Aug 2014
By Dorothee Schröder - Published on Amazon.com
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lovely pictures, beautiful colours
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