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The Art Of Bird Illustration Maureen Lambourne

The Art Of Bird Illustration

Maureen Lambourne

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ISBN : 9780002199193
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Whether to delight the viewer or for instructional purposes, the characteristics of bird illustration have changed over time. Egyptian tomb painters included wildfowl to sustain the dead on their journey to the next world, while early explorersMoreWhether to delight the viewer or for instructional purposes, the characteristics of bird illustration have changed over time. Egyptian tomb painters included wildfowl to sustain the dead on their journey to the next world, while early explorers brought back illustrated evidence of their new finds. All plates are reproduced in their original colors and many have been otherwise inaccessible to the general public. Commentary takes the form of a leisurely stroll through sites along the Nile valley, Pompeii, medieval Europe and Baroque aviaries, stopping along the way to admire the birds portrayed by the most accomplished artists and ornithologists of their time.