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Title:
A guide to Audubon's Birds of America : a concordance containing current names of the birds, plate names with descriptions of plate variants, a description of the Bien edition, and corresponding indexes
Author:
Low, Susanne M.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New Haven : William Reese Co. & Donald A. Heald, 2002.
Physical Description:
384 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Gift of the Library Foundation.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780939226092

9780939226085
Format :
Book

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Low (American Museum of Natural History, New York), a prominent researcher of John James Audubon's artwork, has produced this definitive catalog of Audubon's most famous achievement--Birds of America (1827-1838), with 435 plates. The scientific accuracy, artistic skill, and spectacular format (double elephant folio) of Audubon's work provide an important cornerstone of American natural history art. Low's guide is a commentary and concordance for the current names of birds portrayed in Audubon's plates. She also explains in detail the technical production of Birds of America--paper, watercolors, watermarks, binding, and the remarkable etching of copper plates by R. Havell. There are plate-by-plate comparisons with various other editions of Birds of America (e.g., octavo and Bien). Clearly, this comprehensive catalog will be especially useful for art museum workers, print collectors, natural historians, and anyone keen to know more about Audubon's contributions of ornithological artwork. General readers; faculty and researchers; professionals. C. Leck emeritus, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick


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