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The Book of the Bird: Birds in Art (Paperback)

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A stunning collection of artistic renditions of some of the most colorful and moody species of avians produced throughout the ages and mediums. To say the artists and their works are curated in this is an acceptable review. Picasso, Klimt, and Durer; classical oils, Japanese wood blocks, modernist, and abstract: this a perfect little coffee table book. Thumb through it again and again…

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The Book of the Bird celebrates the bird in art with an elegant, international collection of paintings, illustrations, and photographs, featuring all kinds of birds from the smallest tits and wrens to colourful exotics.

Interspersed though the illustrations are short texts giving background to the pictures and information on bird species. This is the perfect gift for all bird lovers.

About the Author

Angus Hyland is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a partner at Pentagram Design London. His work for Laurence King includes (with Roanne Bell) Hand to Eye (2003), The Picture Book (2010), (with Steven Bateman) Symbol (2011), (with Angharad Lewis) The Purple Book (2013), and The Book of the Dog (2015).

Kendra Wilson is a writer with an interest in the natural world. She has written for American style blog Gardenista since its inception, and she has also been a designer and picture editor on magazines in London and New York, including Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler and Observer Food Monthly.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781780677507
ISBN-10: 1780677502
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication Date: May 31st, 2016
Pages: 160
Language: English