“The most glorious cornucopia celebrating our enduring love affair with birds – an uplifting and revealing tribute to the way they enrich our lives.” – Alan Titchmarsh MBE, British television presenter, broadcaster and gardener
“Wonderfully illustrated.” -Wall Street Journal
Let your imagination run wild and celebrate the beauty and diversity of birds through art, science, history and culture.
Chronicling their scientific and popular appeal over the centuries and around the world, this visually stunning study of birds showcases the remarkable diversity of species in the avian kingdom, from tiny hummingbirds to taller-than-human ostriches, and from frozen penguins to tropical macaws.
With its content curated alongside an international panel of ornithologists, art historians, wildlife photographers, conservationists, and curators, this extraordinary book includes illustrations and artwork of every style, featuring works from a diverse and often surprising range of creators. from many different backgrounds, including: John James Audubon; Robert Clark; Mark Dion; Charlie Harper; Barbara Kruger; Edward Lear; Ustad Mansur; John Ruskin; Joel Sartore; Sarah Stone; and Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe.
Arranged in carefully matched juxtapositions, it reveals how artists, illustrators, ornithologists, and photographers, from ancient Egypt to the present, have captured the spirit, likeness, character, and symbolism of birds. Including Tweety pie paired with the Twitter bird; birds like 300-foot desert carvings or 2-inch-tall ivory figurines; Bird bones, bird banknotes, sculptures, and bird beds, the book's three hundred visually stunning entries span four thousand years of fine art, photography, ornithological drawings, popular culture, and scientific discoveries from every corner of the globe to create the latest. celebration of the winged world.
- Hard cover
- 352 pages
- 305 illustrations
- 290 x 250mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches)
- English Edition
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