Olson, Roberta J. M, Audubon's aviary , 2012
- Audubon's aviary : the original watercolors for The birds of America / Roberta J.M. Olson ; with an essay by Marjorie Shelley and contributions by Alexandra Mazzitelli.
- Alternate Title(s):
- Original watercolors for the Birds of America
Birds of America
- New York : New-York Historical Society : 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 448 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 34 cm.
- Reference LibraryQL681 .O47 2012 (LC) OversizeAccessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- BEIN 2014 Folio 467: Deluxe edition, with print, in slipcase, and in box as issued.
Published to accompany a series of exhibitions of the New-York Historical Society's collection of Audubon's watercolors for The birds of America, beginning in 2013--Cf. pref.
"This book is published simultaneously in a deluxe edition that features a slipcase box containing a facsimile print of an Audubon watercolor. The print is hand produced by Oppenheimer Editions, a firm specializing in restoration, framing, and museum-authorized fine art reproductions and original nineteenth-century natural history art prints"--P. 448.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 436-441) and index.
- A biograhical sketch of an American icon / Roberta J.M. Olson -- Audubon's innovations and the traditions of ornithological illustration : some things old, some things borrowed, but most things new / Roberta J.M. Olson -- Drawing birds : Audubon's artistic practices / Marjorie Shelley -- Highlights from the watercolors for The birds of America / Roberta J.M. Olson -- The rest of the flock -- Listing of Audubon's bird watercolors in the New-York Historical Society / compiled by Alexandra Mazzitelli.
- Subject Terms:
- Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Birds of America -- Exhibitions.Birds -- North America -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.Birds in art -- Exhibitions.New-York Historical Society -- Exhibitions.Ornithological illustration -- Exhibitions.Ornithologists -- United States -- Biography.Watercolor painting, American -- Exhibitions.Wildlife artists -- United States -- Biography.