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The original water-color paintings by John James Audubon for the birds of America : reproduced in color for the first time from the collection at the New-York Historical Society

Author: John James Audubon; Marshall B Davidson
Publisher: New York : American Heritage Pub. Co., Boston : Distributed to Booksellers by Houghton Mifflin Co. 1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Original ed.]View all editions and formats
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With this publication virtually the entire series of paintings created by John James Audubon for The Birds of America is reproduced for the first time in full color and with the accuracy made possible by modern photographic techniques. There is nothing in American art to which this large collection of Audubon's original work can be compared. No other artist of his time was so sensitively and intimately concerned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John James Audubon; Marshall B Davidson
OCLC Number: 555621
Notes: Each plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress
M.B. Davidson edited the descriptive captions, which include many quotations from Audubon's Ornithological biography.
Description: 2 volumes (xi-xxxi pages, 1-223 leaves of plates (some folded); 224-431 leaves of plates (some folded), xxxiii-lv pages) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits (1 color) ; 35 cm
Contents: v. 1. Introduction --
Introduction to the plates --
The plates --
v. 2. The plates --
Chronology --
Appendix : Cross-reference between Havell's engravings for The Birds of America and Audubon's original water-color paintings as reproduced in this edition.
Responsibility: Introduction by Marshall B. Davidson.

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With this publication virtually the entire series of paintings created by John James Audubon for The Birds of America is reproduced for the first time in full color and with the accuracy made possible by modern photographic techniques. There is nothing in American art to which this large collection of Audubon's original work can be compared. No other artist of his time was so sensitively and intimately concerned with the natural wonders of the American scene. No single person before or since has contributed so much to the art of painting birds. - Introduction.

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