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Art and Nature

Three Centuries of Natural History Art From Around the World

Magee, Judith

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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A remarkable visual journey through the exploration of the natural world, Art and Nature features many of the greatest natural history artists of the last 300 years, including John James Audubon, William Bartram, and brothers Franz and Ferdinand Bauer. Whether seeking fame, fortune, or simply the opportunity to share their breathtaking vision of nature, these scientists and artists were, in the words of Alexander von Humboldt, "spurred on by an uncertain longing for what is distant and unknown, for whatever excited my fantasy: danger at sea, the desire for adventures, to be transported from a boring daily life to a marvelous world." Continent by continent, Judith Magee draws on the unrivalled collections of the Library of the Natural History Museum, London, to illustrate the development of natural history art through the centuries, demonstrating its crucial role in promoting humanity's appreciation of nature's wonders.
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, c2009
ISBN: 1553655176
9781553655176
Branch Call Number: 704.943 M191a 2009
Characteristics: 256 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Natural History Museum (London, England)

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An astonishing visual record of the exploration of parts of the natural world that had never previously been documented. It features many of the greatest natural history artists of the last 300 years--Merian, Bartram, Ehret, the Bauer brothers, Audubon and Gould.

Art and Nature draws on the collections of the Library of the Natural History Museum to illustrate the development of natural history art through the centuries and its crucial role in furthering people's appreciation of nature around the world.


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