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Author Kennedy, Philip, author.

Title The bird : the great age of avian illustration / Philip Kennedy.

Publication Info. London : Laurence King Publishing, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    598.0222 KEN    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-351) and index.
Contents Splendours of nature: a brief history of ornithological illustration -- Seabirds -- Shorebirds, wading birds & rails -- Waterfowl -- Gamebirds & domesticated birds -- Songbirds -- Parrots & other 'exotic' birds -- Flightless birds -- Birds of prey.
Summary "The Bird is a splendid celebration of ornithological illustration, featuring remarkable images of all kinds of birds, from the smallest wrens to colourful exotics. 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"--Publisher's description.
Subject Ornithological illustration -- History -- 18th century.
Ornithological illustration -- History -- 19th century.
Birds -- Pictorial works.
ISBN 9781786277312 (hbk.)
178627731X (hbk.)

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