A VISUAL TRIBUTE TO THE LIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE CLASSIC BIRD ILLUSTRATORS.
The art of bird illustration is a time-honoured craft, its roots going back to the cave paintings of prehistoric times. This lavishly illustrated survey is the ultimate visual tribute to the work of the great bird illustrators across the centuries and the dynamism and eye catching appeal of their creations. With detailed surveys of the work of the classic illustrators, such as John Hames Audubon, Thomas Bewick and Edward Lear, and assessments of the contributions such artists made to both art and ornithology, it is a fascinating source of information and inspiration.
The story is told chronologically, each chapter focusing on a specific aspect of the subject, such as the development of new printing techniques or fresh scientific insights. Throughout, the achievements of the individuals on their methodical, scientific approach to their chosen subject. A final chapter brings the story up to date, and there is also an appendix giving advice on collecting bird prints.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, written and compiled by a recognized authority on the subject. The Art of Bird Illustration will fill a niche on every reader’s bookshelf. It is essential reading and reference not just for bird enthusiasts, but all lovers of nature and fine art.
Authored by Maureen Lambourne and published by Wellfleet Press of New Jersey in 1990. Hard cover bound this First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic with a Fine dust jacket. The size of the book is 333x247x22m. ISBN 1555215858.
192 pp incl bibliography, index and acknowledgements. Illustrated in colour throughout. Clean and well bound. No inscriptions, annotations or markings.