Birds are the main characters in this richly illustrated study of the scientific and popular appeal of birds through the ages and around the world. With the winged creatures at its center, Bird - Exploring the Winged World takes the reader from prehistoric times right up to the present day, with works by Kerry James Marshall, Gregory Crewdson, Harland Miller, and Martin Parr, as well as masterful images by ornithologists, wildlife photographers and biologists.
Ornithologist, writer and artist, Katrina van Grouw (the book's editor), worked together with other Phaidon editors to compile this global overview of ornithological art.
They have included well-known works such as Pablo Picasso's hand-drawn dove that appeared on a banner above the stage at the World Peace Council Congress in Berlin in 1952, as well as Andy Warhol's 1983 screen print of a bald eagle.
And there's Carel Fabritius' 1654 depiction of a goldfinch, which reached a new audience via Donna Tartt's 2013 novel, The Goldfinch. There are the early sketches of the aquatic flightless bird that appeared on the back of Penguin Books; the elegant flamingo from artist and naturalist John James Audubon's world-famous collection, Birds of America.
Dimensions: H: 29 x W: 25 cm, hardback
Author: Katrina van Grouw/Phaidon Editors
Publisher: Phaidon Press