BIRDS: Ornithology and Great Bird Artists


BIRDS: Ornithology and Great Bird Artists

DR ROGER LEDERER    Book Number: 89668    Product format: Hardback

A beautiful heavyweight art book celebrating the heyday of avian illustration in 40 artists' profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing through to contemporary artists like Raymond Harris-Ching and Elizabeth Buttersworth, famed for her portraits of macaws. Stretching across time, geography and artistic style from the celebrated realism of American conservation icon John James Audubon to Elizabeth Gould's 19th century renderings of museum specimens from the Himalayas, to Swedish artist and ornithologist Lars Jonsson's ethereal watercolours, here too are the work of favourites like Thomas Bewick, Edward Lear, Archibald Thorburn, Keith Shackleton, and nurse and illustrator of bird books Lilian Marguerite Medland. With their beautiful plumage and colours, the subjects range from puffins and penguins, owls and finches, buzzards and flamingos to exquisitely rendered botanical illustrations like Joseph Wolf's Crimson-bellied Tragopan from 1870. A worldwide gallery of artists and birds, many illustrated in their natural surroundings, one of our favourites is William T. Cooper's Bluebird of Paradise, 1991, showing the inverted courtship display of the electric bluebird, fanning his incredible plumage. Singing with colour, 224 beautiful pages, 25.5 x 28.7cm.
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00


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ISBN 9780233006079
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