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Bevis, John, 1954–

Direct from nature : the photographic work of Richard & Cherry Kearton / John Bevis.

Axminster : Colin Sackett, 2007.
Physical Description:
61 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.B48 D57 2007 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Includes bibliographical references.
"In 1892 Richard and Cherry Kearton took the first ever photograph of a bird's nest with eggs. Realising the camera's potential to reveal secrets of the natural world, they resolved to make the best possible records of their discoveries in the habits and behaviour of birds and other creatures. Three years of field work resulted in the first nature book to be illustrated entirely with photographs. Numerous natural history photographers have proclaimed them as founding fathers of their discipline; none, however, of the thirty-odd volumes published in their lifetimes is now in print. This new study examines the methods and procedures behind their work, and reproduces a selection of the remarkable photographs that they proudly advertised as having been taken 'direct from nature'."--Publisher's website.
"The illustrated essay 'Direct from Nature' was published as Little Critic Pamphlet 5, August 1991; Coracle London. This new and expanded edition first published 2007."--Colophon.
BAC: British Art Center copy in publisher's original illustrated wrappers.
Subject Terms:
Kearton, Cherry, 1871-1940.
Kearton, Richard, 1862-1928.
Nature photography -- Great Britain -- History.
Photography -- Great Britain.
Sackett, Colin -- Publisher.
Wildlife photographers -- Great Britain.
Sackett, Colin, publisher.

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