THE NATIVE TREES OF CANADA by Leanne Shapton
Drawn and Quarterly, November 23, 2010,
Paperback, 96 pages, 9.4 x 6.2 x 0.4 inches
From Maclean's Magazine :
Leanne Shapton’s The Native Trees of Canada will likely make forest rangers shake their heads in disbelief. “Why is that basswood leaf turquoise?” they will ask. Or, “What’s with the fuscia alpine lark branch?” Devotees of the New York City-based artist and author’s work, on the other hand, will nod theirs in delight as they peruse the 84 renderings of deciduous and coniferous life in the replica sketchbook... Her enchanting new national forest was inspired by a government reference book of the same name found in a used bookstore in Toronto.
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