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by Virginia Marie Peterson,John James Audubon,Roger Tory Peterson

  • Author: Virginia Marie Peterson,John James Audubon,Roger Tory Peterson
  • ISBN: 1558591281
  • ISBN13: 978-1558591288
  • ePub: 1861 kb | FB2: 1188 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Pets & Animal Care
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press; Revised edition (July 30, 2003)
  • Pages: 694
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 843
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Audubon's Birds of America: The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio ePub download

Although many attempts have been made to re-create the magnificent illustrations in Audubon's masterpiece.

Audubon's Birds of America book. Even before its completion in 1839, John James AudubonOCOs Birds of America was recognized as a masterpiece of both art and natural science; a great scientist of the day called it the most magnificent monument which has ever been raised to ornithology

of the National Audubon Society, is itself an acknowledged classic.

of the National Audubon Society, is itself an acknowledged classic. All 435 of AudubonOCOs brilliant hand-colored engravings are presented in exquisite reproductions derived from the Audubon SocietyOCOs own archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio.

AUDUBON John James - PETERSON Roger Tory & PETERSON Virginia Marie. Published by New York. Abbeville Press Publishers.

Audubon's Birds of America. Green morocco gilt, the cover with figures of owls after Audubon stamped in gilt. PETERSON, Roger Tory and Virginia Marie. The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio. Audubon's Birds of America.

Audubon Baby Elephant folio. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 9 years ago. This book is very large and very heavy. It arrived in a timely manner and in excellent condition. The photos are beautiful and well written. If you are a bird enthusiast, this is a lovely book to own and peruse. com User, 10 years ago.

Roger Tory Peterson was widely regarded as America's most notable ornithologist from his historic publication of A Field Guide to the Birds in 1934 to his death in 1996

Roger Tory Peterson was widely regarded as America's most notable ornithologist from his historic publication of A Field Guide to the Birds in 1934 to his death in 1996. Virginia Marie Peterson is a scientist and an expert on the environmental effects of oil spills. Table of Contents from: Audubon's Birds of America I Divers of Lakes and Bays, Wanderers of Seas and Coasts II Waterfowl III Scavengers and Birds of Prey IV Upland Gamebirds and Marsh-dwellers V Shorebirds VI Seabirds VII Showy Birds, Nocturnal Hunters, and Superb Aerialists VIII Gleaners of Forest and Meadow IX Songsters and Mimics X Woodland Sprites XI Flockers and Songbirds.

Having finished an autobiography of John J. Audubon not long ago, I thought it was a propitious moment to read through this book. It is a collection of over 200 paintings of birds by Audubon

Having finished an autobiography of John J. It is a collection of over 200 paintings of birds by Audubon. There is a lengthy introduction by Ludlow Griscom about the state of conservation in America in the 1950s. Also, he wrote a very brief description of each bird and how they were doing at the time of publication. Audubon was able to paint several species before they went extinct.

This marvelous edition of Audubon's Birds of America displays all 435 of Audubon's brilliant handcolored engravings in exquisite reproductions taken from the original plates of the Audubon Society's archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. Although many attempts have been made to re-create the magnificent illustrations in Audubon's masterpiece, nothing equals the level of fidelity or scale achieved in this high-quality edition. Organized and annotated by Roger Tory Peterson, AmericaGÇÖs best-known ornithologist, and issued with the full endorsement and cooperation of the Audubon Society, this magnificent volume is as thorough in scientific classification as it is beautiful. Peterson's fascinating introduction places Audubon in the context of the history of American ornithological art and also reproduces a wide sampling of the work of Audubon's notable predecessors and disciples, including Peterson's own justly famous paintings. This new systematic arrangement of the prints, complete with informative commentaries about each bird, made it possible to correct many of the problems or errors in Audubon's original edition revealed by later scholarship. The colorful captions in the back provide fascinating commentaries on each featured bird.
Mr.Twister
Nice book. shipping was great and delivery fast so no quibbles there. Images are not quite as accurate as with other more recent publications such as the Sterling/Sibley effort, (which is gorgeous and a bargain). Most of the images in this book are good to very good, and a few are not so good. Dark colored birds lose some of their relief and detail. It is as if many images were underexposed if they had been photos. However what I do love are the wonderful annotations by Roger Peterson on each of the 435 birds. They were carefully researched and thoughtfully written. Also, unlike some criticisms, I like the ordering of the birds by genus and species. I can see how Audubon treated similar birds. So what the reader is getting with this Abbeville production is a combo art book and ornithological treatment of Audubon's birds, which makes sense given that Mr Peterson was so involved in the production. . The intro written by Mr Peterson is also excellent. One final word of caution the book is huge and heavy, that is good and bad. good because you get large bordering on poster sized images. Bad in that one does not easily handle this thing. Lastly the binding and overall physical construction is outstanding. Comes in a beautiful slip case.
Brazil
I recently saw an exhibit of the entire collection of Audubon illustrations. That was the motivation to purchase this book. It is complete and printed on nice stock with excellent renditions of the illustrations. My only complaint is that some of the larger plates that are "landscape" are printed straddling the binding. It just ruins the illustration. The drawings that required that should have been printed either on a foldout that preserved the integrity of the print or on the long axis of the book. I would rather turn the book 90 degrees to view the intact illustration than have it broken by the binding. Disappointing, given the price of the book..
Ka
In addition to the Baby Elephant Folio I recently purchsed the Birds of America by Sterling Publishing (from London Museum of Natural History). Had I purchased the Baby Elephant Folio in 1996 when it was first published I would have given it an "A+". However, the book is already 15 to 30 years old (depending on Edition) and I suppose that printing/reproduction has come a long way. I can only give the Baby Elephant Folio the grade of "B" today.

The colors are not true to the Havell prints in many, many prints. While they may have been adequate for the time, many prints appear washed-out and pale in color and there is consistent throuble throughout the volume of producing accurate wood colors and textures. Yellow warblers are orange. In some places the color is thin enough to see white (of the paper).

The layout is good and a lot of thought went into placing birds with similar backgrounds on opposing pages. Some prints are double-wide but this is of little consequence since the binding doesn't allow a clear view of the entire print (some part of the print is always tucked-away in the center of the book).

The Sterling publication, on the other hand, has superb clarity and color. The tree bark textures are crisp and are more faithful reproductions of the Havell prints. Additionally, the colors appear deep as though they were hand colored. The aquatinted tones (gradation white-grey-black)) are superb and makes the grey birds look tremendous. In the Baby elephant Folio such gradations in color appear grainy and uneven.

I am happy to own both and the Baby Elephant Folio brings larger prints and more descriptive text to the table. But to truly appreciate the original Audubon prints I would seek a copy of Sterling's Birds of America before the Baby Elephant Folio.

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Beydar
This is just as described. A tiny version of the real book. It's hard cover easily hand held and seems to be sturdy. The picture quality is good but it's difficult to see the fine details. This is no fault of the book but just the nature of such a small book. There is a brief biography in the front but if you need reading glasses this may be difficult as the words are very small. It's a nice book for kids to look at and if you don't want to spend the money on the large version. It can easily be carried around, taken to bed to flip through. However, I think to see the true beauty of the work you may want to buy the large coffee table size. Overall, I'm happy with purchase. It is exactly as expected and explained in description.
Mr.Bean
This book may be "tiny" but it's telling. John James Audubon's birds are a classic of design, wonderfully realistic, and authentically American. Well worth having or to give as a present.
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