208 pages, illustrations
Legendary bird carver Larry Barth has created a stunning retrospective of his life's work, including sculptures from museum exhibits and rarely seen pieces from private collections. This is a must-have book for every bird lover, carver, and anyone who appreciates fine sculptural art.
"[...] Birds, Art & Design is the next best thing to having a private exhibition of some of the world’s best bird sculptures, guided by the artist himself. The art itself is reason enough to get this book, it really is incredible. The addition of the interesting text makes it one of the best bird, or any other type of, art books around."
– Grant McCreary (18-12-2015), read the full review at The Birder's Library
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Larry Barth began competing at the prestigious Ward World Competition in the early eighties and was recognized as a winner from the start. He has consistently taken blue ribbon after blue ribbon for forty years. Never content to do the same thing twice, Barth has pushed himself and the craft, creating superbly realistic art. His pieces are found in private collections and museums throughout North America, including the Ward, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson, and Massachusetts Audubon. He lives in Stahlstown, Pennsylvania.