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Birds
Author: Jonathan Elphick

ISBN: 9781760110109
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 335
Published: 1 October 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 23.5
Description:
Birds tells the remarkable story of bird art through the ages - from the earliest images of birds, through the age of exploration, to the present day.

This beautiful books tells the story of the development of bird art through the ages. It range from the early decorative - but often fanciful - images of birds, through more accurate portrayals resulting from exploration and an increasing knowledge of the world's avifauna, to modern attempts at capturing these, the freest of all creatures.

Birds contains an outstanding selection of images from the unrivalled collection of the Natural History Museum in London, some of which have never been reproduced before, and includes exquisitely crafted works from some of the most famous natural-history artists.

The lively text interweaves fascinating ornithological information with accounts of the lives of the artists, details of the development of the techniques they used and a critical appraisal of their achievements.

About the Author

Jonathan Elphick studied zoolo...

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