160 pages, 120 colour illustrations
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 on both the artists and the avians, covering both the background to the pictures and information on the bird breeds. Beautifully designed and packaged, The Book of the Bird will appeal to all bird lovers, and makes the perfect gift for all ages.
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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 and lover of the natural world, and she has written for American style blog Gardenista since its inception. 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.