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Audubon's Aviary: the Original Watercolors for the Birds of America (Hardback)
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Audubon's Aviary: the Original Watercolors for the Birds of America (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 21/09/2012
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This title focuses on original watercolours by James Audubon which have not been in print for many years. The watercolours were the basis for the famous prints published in 'The Birds of America'. The story behind their creation is told with fresh insights and quotes from Audobon's writings.

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847834839
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 3733 g
Dimensions: 330 x 267 x 48 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Audubon's Aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story behind their creation with fresh insights and engaging quotes from his writings. These powerful paintings--all newly photographed...possess a startling immediacy, vibrancy, and fluidity that link natural history, art, and a respect for the environment." "Passionate Birder.com

""America's original artist of sumptuous color, detail, and identity in the natural world... the story of the creation of the Audubon watercolors and delves into the master naturalist's sources. Like the greatest of art from nature, we are taught how to see." "Publisher's Weekly

""These powerful images---reveal a virtuoso talent struggling with and brilliantly overcoming challenges posed in the representation of the natural world....Most excitingly, they thrust the viewer directly into the scene....observing his amazing creatures in their natural habitats." " Audubon Magazine

""This important volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these ("The Birds of America"; Robert Havell Jr.) monumental engravings. Audubon's Aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story of their creation." " Passionate Birder
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."..kind of book to leave on your coffee table or on a prominent place on your bookshelf and return to for delight and edification time and time again... This is not just a book for bird lovers, for naturalists, but for those interested in art and nature and discovery." "travel-watch.com

""With impressive scholarship, delicacy, and respect Olson brings us close to the paintings and the man. At one point, she evokes how Audubon's brown ink fingerprints on the back of some paintings make her feel that she is in his presence. This extraordinary book makes me feel the same way." "Urban Audubon"

""Audubon's Aviary"illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story behind their creation with fresh insights and engaging quotes from his writings. These powerful paintings--all newly photographed...possess a startling immediacy, vibrancy, and fluidity that link natural history, art, and a respect for the environment." "Passionate Birder.com
""America's original artist of sumptuous color, detail, and identity in the natural world... the story of the creation of the Audubon watercolors and delves into the master naturalist's sources. Like the greatest of art from nature, we are taught how to see." "Publisher's Weekly
""These powerful images--reveal a virtuoso talent struggling with and brilliantly overcoming challenges posed in the representation of the natural world....Most excitingly, they thrust the viewer directly into the scene....observing his amazing creatures in their natural habitats." " Audubon Magazine
""This important volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. "Audubon's Aviary" illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story of their creation." " Passionate Birder
"
..".kind of book to leave on your coffee table or on a prominent place on your bookshelf and return to for delight and edification time and time again...This is not just a book for bird lovers, for naturalists, but for those interested in art and nature and discovery." "travel-watch.com
""With impressive scholarship, delicacy, and respect Olson brings us close to the paintings and the man. At one point, she evokes how Audubon's brown ink fingerprints on the back of some paintings make her feel that she is in his presence. This extraordinary book makes me feel the same way." "Urban Audubon"
..".the new book returns to the original paintings and tells the story behind Audubon's monumental classic with e

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