Birds: The Art of Ornithology

  • by Jonathan Elphick 
  • ISBN 9780565095512 
  • hardback 
  • 224 pages with colour illustrations 
  • 177mm x 151mm
  • 600g 

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Description / Birds: The Art of Ornithology

Jonathan Elphick tells the remarkable story of the development of bird art through the centuries. The book features early, skilfully executed but often fanciful pictures of birds, scientific illustrations produced during the ages of exploration and modern approaches capturing the essence of these wonderful creatures.

This smaller-sized version of the original also includes exquisite images from the Museum's own collection by famous bird artists including Edward Lear, William MacGillivray, Elizabeth Gould and John James Audubon, whose striking American White Pelican features on the front cover.