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An essential collection of watercolours, 15 Jun 2011
I first came across Birds and Flowers when looking through a friends book collection and was astounded by the vibrant and beautiful watercolours.
The attention to detail and variety in the colour and tone, from print-to-print, blew me away. The information Alder provides gives a real insight into the birds, flowers and their surroundings, and also projects his own love for ornithology and nature. Over the two volumes, a real sense of development can be seen in the watercolours and the balance between foreground and background is carried of superbly.
I would recommend this collection to anyone, whether a keen ornithologist, or simply a lover of watercolours, as an essential addition to their book shelf.