October 30, 2012
A Flutter of Butterflies by Michael Braby with Penny Olsen
This enchanting look at historical depictions of Australian moths and butterflies uses resources held by the National Library of Australia. Nine artists are featured ranging from 1770s to the present. Some pictures are for scientific study and some are for pleasure. Each artist has their own chapter, a short biography and a discussion of their work. Find out about the early history of Duntroon, fall in love with the Spotted Jezebel, or just enjoy the lovely pictures. Michael Braby is a leading authority on the topic but the book is aimed at general interest level.