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Author: Maureen Lambourne
ISBN13: 978-1577150244
Title: The Art of Bird Illustration
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Language: English
Category: Graphic Design
Publisher: Knickerbocker Pr (October 1, 1997)
Pages: 192

The Art of Bird Illustration by Maureen Lambourne

It's one of the best art books I've ever seen, and will work perfectly both as a birthday gift or a coffee table book for you own humble self. The author admits that the book is "a pictorial introduction" rather than a "comprehensive survey", but I think its comprehensive enough for the general reader. It shows paintings and other illustrations of birds from ancient Egypt, Rome, medieval bestiaries and the Renaissance. The book also contains an appendix about print collecting. Although "The art of bird illustration" is a real book with both texts and illustrations, I found the illustrations (all in color) to be its strongest side. My favourite: "Peacock and peacock" by Archibald Thornburn, a painting which shows a peacock looking down at a peacock butterfly! OK, that's my humor.

Book Description Bird illustration has been of interest since the Egyptian tomb painters included wildfowl to sustain the dead on their journey into the world beyond. A journey through the history of bird illustration - from ancient Egypt through to the modern day - this book features over 100 plates reproduced in their original colour.

This is actually a new book, tight binding, no marks, unread copy, with minor shelf wear at the dust jacket, include a tiny tear. Shipping every day with free delivery confirmation from Texas. ISBN13: 9781845730703.

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The art of bird illustration. The art of bird illustration. Maureen Lambourne (Author). London: Quantum Publishing Ltd. Publication Date. NA. Physical Description. 192 p. : col. ill. ; 34 cm. Subject. Ornithological illustration History Animal painters Biography Birds in art History.

To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art. Categories: Art\Graphic Arts. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Introduction à l’information quantique.

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Reviews: 5
Beautiful illustrations. My grandson used this book for painting and also learned about the birds.
The illustrations are very realistic, including many exotic birds
Little Devil
This beautifully illustrated book is appropriately subtitled "A visual tribute to the lives and achievements of the classic bird illustrators". The initial drawings weren't primarily ornithological intentioned and started as far back as Egyptian tomb art (with a painting of a retriever cat leaping at a bird). The chapter on illuminated bestiaries of medieval times included a detail from Raphael's tapestry for the Sistine chapel of Rome. Coming into the 1600's we see the start of engraving for Ornithological purposes with highlight being Ray and Willughby's Ornithologiae libri tres. Coming into America are pictured Flamingo's by John White and Mark Catesby, the botanist who was one of the first to include backgrounds with bird drawing. From Audubon's Birds of America, are beautiful two-page printings of the bald eagle and mallard. Perhaps some of the highlights of the book are prints from John Gould's work: with over 3100 hand-colored Lithographics in 43 volumes, there were plenty to choose from but the pair of Australian Rosella's lithographed by H.C. Richter are remarkable. This book presents a good visual introduction to the ornithological artists, up through the beginning of the 1900's. Perhaps the book does not go into enough detail about the producing techniques, and the impact of the invention of lithography. The book concludes with "the Twentieth Century" highlighting the work of Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe and his importance to British Ornithology. Perhaps in the United States, Roger Tory Peterson could have been included. If you look online for the Hill Collection at Cornell University you will also see some fine examples from these ornithological illustrators.
This is a wonderful book. As an illustrator myself, it's great to stroll through History and learn about the birds as well as the times from which they come. Very nice indeed.
Will be using this book for crafts. It is so cool.