The Feather-light Touch

ird: Exploring the Winged World

Phaidon Editors with an introduction by Katrina van grouw


This remarkable survey of the avian kingdom celebrates the beauty of the feathered creatures throughout art, history, ornithology and culture. Featuring over 300 spectacular images, from richly painted medieval manuscripts to incredible high-speed photography, the book reveals how artists, illustrators, scientists and photographers from the ancient world to the present day have captured birds’ likenesses, characters and symbolism. Artists featured include John James Audubon, Banksy, Margaret Bourke-White, Albrecht Dürer, Tracey Emin, Hokusai, Frida Kahlo and René Magritte.

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