Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for The Birds of America

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ISBN-13: 9780847834839
ISBN-10: 0847834832
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Roberta Olson, The New-York Historical Society
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
Format: Hardcover 448 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780847834839
ISBN-10: 0847834832
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Roberta Olson, The New-York Historical Society
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
Format: Hardcover 448 pages

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Acknowledged authors Roberta Olson , The New-York Historical Society wrote Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for The Birds of America comprising 448 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0847834832 and 9780847834839. Since then Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for The Birds of America textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 20.78 or rent at the marketplace.

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A national treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a monumental classic, but it has never been explored like this before. This important new volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert Havell Jr., but 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 using state-of-the-art techniques—possess a startling immediacy, vibrancy, and fluidity that link natural history, art, and a respect for the environment. These watercolors transmit Audubon’s devotion to his craft with their inscriptions and layers of media wrought with a miniaturist’s attention to detail and their revolutionary compositions, which for the first time in history depicted all the birds life-size. Audubon is considered America’s first great watercolorist, introducing innovative approaches developed over a lifetime of study. Even judged alongside today’s technology, his dramatic tableaux remain some of the most spectacular natural history documents and visually arresting works of art ever produced.

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