• Birds: Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists

    15 days ago - By Ornithology

    My latest book
    My latest book, my ninth, just hit the bookshelves.
    Published by the University of Chicago press and Entitled Birds: Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists , it is about how the changes in ornithology affected art and what influence art had on ornithology from the 16 th century to the present. Pretty much a coffee-table book full of spectacular artwork, it also has some fascinating information about the intersection of bird science and art.
    In the 16 th century when ornithology was in its infancy, only about 500 species of birds were recognized. The focus of paintings in...
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