John James Audubon: Writings and Drawings

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John James Audubon: Writings and Drawings

John James Audubon Writings and Drawings This volume provides the most comprehensive selection of Audubon s writings ever published along with a portfolio of his drawings

  • Title: John James Audubon: Writings and Drawings
  • Author: John James Audubon
  • ISBN: 9781883011680
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This volume provides the most comprehensive selection of Audubon s writings ever published, along with a portfolio of his drawings.

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    1. Conrad on said:

      If you've never seen any of Audubon's art, it's worth giving it a look - his work portrays anatomy, yes, but it also imbues his subjects with drama and narrative. The blue jays perch on a nest and peck away at an egg, which oozes down a branch like one of Dali's clocks. The black vulture has the gravitas and posture of a Puritan firebrand. A psychotic-looking osprey, mid-cry, steals a trout from a river. You can definitely tell which birds he likes, and which he thinks are greedy or cruel, just [...]

    2. Hatuxka on said:

      I read this especially for the Missouri River Journals done when near the end of his life. J. J. Audubon spent the summer at Ft. Union at the mouth of the Yellowstone river on the border between the future Montana and North Dakota. His descriptions of the near pristine state of that region at that time, 1843, is sublime. The daily site of thousands of buffalo on the plains and hills surrounding the fort at that time which he describes almost in passing at many points in this part of the book is [...]

    3. Jen on said:

      I am currently studying John James Audubon and this is the main text we use. It is an amazing collection of J.J. Audubon's journals, ornithological biographies, pictures, and letters. I had no idea he wrote as much as he did--this is a great book to read and get a better sense of a truly amazing and multi-talented person. Also, parts are great to have students read/interpret as it pertains to science, nature writing, etc (plus--the first journal is a challenge to read as his first language is Fr [...]

    4. Susana on said:

      I read the whole thing, if there was a drinking game where you took a sip for every creature Audbon shot one would be an alcoholic by the second set of writing. However if you want a glimpse into the incredible abundance of 19th c North America and the attitudes of European Whites who decimated her this is a invaluable source. To be fair also Audabon's relentless pursuit if his subjects the taking of hundreds of specimens for each species he recorded left us with a amazing scientific work as wel [...]

    5. Lavina on said:

      I didn't read this so much as look at all the pictures, which are amazing.

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