Audubon

Audubon

On the Wings of the World

Book - 2016
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At the start of the 19th century, John James Audubon embarked upon an epic ornithological quest across America with nothing but his artist's materials, an assistant and a gun. Driving him on through terrible storms, encounters with ferocious bears and dangerous people, Audubon's all-consuming passion for birds came to define his entire life - but what would the world make of his expressive and distinctly unscientific illustrations upon return?
Publisher: London : Nobrow Ltd, 2016
Edition: First English edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781910620151
1910620157
Branch Call Number: Arts 741.5 Gro

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Apr 12, 2018

Gorgeous, whimsical & bit romanticized graphic novel on a 19th century French artist who documented 435 avian subjects in a young America as citizens razed forest, pushed nomadic Native Americans away & built a great nation using African slaves.
Welcome change from superheroes.
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