Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
The legendary naturalist's look at natural history drawings and watercolours throughout the ages by names including Leonardo da Vinci. Gorgeous gift book which includes 160 colour illustrations and has an utterly stunning cover.
- ISBN: 9780300215724
- Author(s): David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, Rea Alexandratos
- Stock Code: 0215724
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour illustrations
- Pages: 224
- Published: 2015
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In 1989, two men had an idea to stage a fair showcasing the very best of all things to do with birds and wildlife. 25 years later, the British Birdfair has become the largest such event in the world. From the Birdfair's humble beginnings, this book show how, with the help of its sponsors and volunteers, it has grown beyond all expectations. The founders commissioned Robert Gillmor to produce artwork for all but three of the iconic posters to promote the Fair. This is a pictorial history of the fair, shown through the posters.
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This book sets the scene of how wildlife has been portrayed in art and guides the reader through the principles of practical drawing and painting wildlife. It covers recommended equipment, techniques, fieldcraft, composition and anatomy, and offers help for those wishing to exhibit their work. The text suggests how to begin to draw wildlife and then to add colour, advises on how to draw a constantly moving subject and how to capture the moment. Gives clear instruction on anatomy and composition, suggests how to paint outdoors and how to use photography and museum collections, gives inspiration and insights into printmaking and sculpture, and practical advice on exhibiting and selling wildlife art and also showcases inspiring images, in a range of styles, from over twenty leading artists. Illustration type: Colour illustrations, 176pp. 2013