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Overleaf - an Illustrated Guide to Leaves

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  1. Authors: Richard and Susan Ogilvy
  2. 176pp. 230x210mm. 74 colour plates. 70 line drawings. Hardback
  3. Kew Publishing, 2013
Overleaf is a delightful and thought provoking book dedicated to foliage. Susan Ogilvy’s 74 delicate and delightful paintings are a study of that most obvious but smallest coherent part of a tree – the leaf. The paintings of both sides of the leaves of 37 trees found across the temperate regions of Europe and North America are uncluttered and beautiful portraits that will appear akin to everlasting pressing.

Richard Ogilvy’s thought provoking text reflects on the wonderful, detail complexity of our woodlands and forests. For each tree he has penned a concise portrait - how it relates to the environment, how big it grows, how fast it grows, where it grows, the dependent birds, insects and fungi, the mythology, and the uses we make of the timber.
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