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Birds of the World The Art of Elizabeth Gould

Art / Photobook New
By: Andrea Hart(Author), Ann Datta(Author), Elizabeth Gould(Illustrator)
248 pages, 220 colour illustrations
Publisher: Prestel
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  • Birds of the World ISBN: 9783791379876 Hardback Sep 2023 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
Price: £54.99
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Artist and illustrator Elizabeth Gould is finally given the recognition she deserves in this gorgeous volume that includes hundreds of her stunning and scientifically precise illustrations of birds from nearly every continent.

For all of her short life, Elizabeth Gould's artistic career was appreciated through the lens of her husband, ornithologist John Gould, with whom she embarked on a series of ambitious projects to document and illustrate the birds of the world. Elizabeth played a crucial role in her husband's lavish publications, creating beautifully detailed and historically significant accurate illustrations of over six hundred birds – many of which were new to science. However, Elizabeth's role was not always fully credited and, following her tragic death aged only thirty-seven, her efforts and talent were nearly forgotten.

This marvellous volume offers a new and timely tribute to Elizabeth's reputation and skill. It opens with an introduction to her life and achievements that reflects the latest scholarship. Following is a geographically organized collection of full-colour plates depicting birds from nineteenth-century Europe, South and Central America, Africa, Asia, and Australia including previously unpublished original artworks. Filled with the highest quality reproductions, Birds of the World allows readers to appreciate first-hand Gould's talent for capturing the unique character of each species and the beauty of avian diversity. At the same time, Birds of the World offers a valuable reconsideration of a woman who left a lasting legacy as one of the greatest bird painters of all time.

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Andrea Hart is the Special Collections Manager at the Natural History Museum, London, England. She has authored numerous books and articles on the museum's library collections. Ann Datta studied zoology and librarianship and for many years was the zoology librarian at the Natural History Museum, London, England. She has published many articles on key natural history figures and collections – in particular on the life and works of John Gould.

Art / Photobook New
By: Andrea Hart(Author), Ann Datta(Author), Elizabeth Gould(Illustrator)
248 pages, 220 colour illustrations
Publisher: Prestel
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