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Masterpieces of bird art : 700 years of ornithological illustration

Author: Roger F Pasquier; John Farrand
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, [©1991]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A splendid history of the best in bird illustration chronicling an artistic tradition that began in the 13th c. and is still flourishing today. The authors, two well-known ornithologists, have evaluated the scientific accuracy and historical significance of bird art as well as its beauty. A lavishing survey presenting the work of sixty-five artists in 269 pictures, with an informative, well-researched, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger F Pasquier; John Farrand
ISBN: 1558591346 9781558591349
OCLC Number: 23386439
Description: 261 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
Contents: Introduction: historical images. Wrought in the margin: the age of handmade illustrations and woodcuts. Colored after nature: the age of engravings. Drawn on stone: the age of lithographs. Feel of the feathers: the modern age. References. Index.
Responsibility: Roger F. Pasquier and John Farrand, Jr. ; foreword by Roger Tory Peterson.

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A splendid history of the best in bird illustration chronicling an artistic tradition that began in the 13th c. and is still flourishing today. The authors, two well-known ornithologists, have evaluated the scientific accuracy and historical significance of bird art as well as its beauty. A lavishing survey presenting the work of sixty-five artists in 269 pictures, with an informative, well-researched, and insightful text, this is a marvelous book which celebrates both the gifted artists and their wild subjects.

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