The Bird

The Bird

£40.00

‘The Bird’ explores the fascinating world of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ornithological illustration. This was a period of scientific, artistic, and geographic discovery, when people began to fully appreciate the immense variety of form and colour within the natural world. This book celebrates this beauty through the illustrations produced at that time.

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The Bird explores the fascinating world of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ornithological illustration. This was a period of scientific, artistic and geographic discovery, when people began to fully appreciate the immense variety of form and colour within the natural world. This book celebrates this beauty through the lavish illustrations produced at that time.

Each chapter focuses on a category of birds, from shorebirds to birds of prey. Feature sections on key ornithological artists such as John James Audubon, Elizabeth Gould and Edward Lear demonstrated how technology, travel and ambition shaped these amazing images, and how their work transformed our understanding of the wonderful world of birds.

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Weight2.172 kg
Dimensions31.8 × 22.6 × 3.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

598.0222 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K