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Of Green Leaf Bird and Flower

Author : Elisabeth R. Fairman
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Highlighting an enduring interest in natural history from the 16th century to the present, this gorgeous book explores depictions of the natural world, from centuries-old manuscripts to contemporary artists’ books. It examines the scientific pursuits in the 18th and 19th centuries that resulted in the collecting and cataloguing of the natural world. It also investigates the aesthetically oriented activities of self-taught naturalists in the 19th century, who gathered flowers, ferns, seaweed, feathers, and other naturalia into albums. Examples of 20th- and 21st-century artists’ books, including those of Eileen Hogan, Mandy Bonnell, and Tracey Bush, broaden the vision of the natural world to incorporate its interaction with consumer culture and with modern technologies. Featuring dazzling illustrations, the book itself is designed to evoke a fieldwork notebook, and features a collection pocket and ribbon markers.

Birds and Flowers or the Children s guide to gardening and bird keeping By the author of Cragstone Cottage etc

Author : Birds
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Strange and Wonderful

Author : Karen Polinger Foster
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Ever since the creation of the world's first botanical and zoological gardens five thousand years ago, people have collected, displayed, and depicted plants and animals from lands beyond their everyday experience. Some did so to demonstrate power over distant territories, others to enhance prestige by possessing something no one had seen before. Exotica also satisfied intellectual curiosity, furthered scientific research, and educated and entertained. In addition, exotica, especially their state-sponsored representation, were often instruments of political persuasion, and in turn exerted considerable influence over expansionist policies. More than an account of gardens and menageries from antiquity to the present, Strange and Wonderful explores the imagery of exotic flora and fauna in Western art, seeking answers to certain fundamental and universal questions. How do artists, schooled in traditional modes of rendering the familiar, deal with the new and strange? Why are rare species deliberately introduced into images otherwise devoid of the unusual? What is the pictorialized relationship between exotic reality and artistic imagination? Karen Polinger Foster takes readers on a journey across millennia and around the globe, telling fascinating stories and meeting along the way such characters as Hatshepsut's baboons, Charlemagne's elephant, Dürer's rhinoceros, and Victoria's hippopotamus. What emerges is a sense of just how strong and far-reaching the pull of the unknown and exotic has been across time and space. Ultimately, images of the wonderful reveal as much about the indigenous as they do about the strange, enabling us to glimpse more vividly the power of imagination to mold the unknown to its purposes. This dazzling and richly illustrated volume offers a thoughtful, much-needed inquiry into a very human phenomenon.

The Sea and Nineteenth Century Anglophone Literary Culture

Author : Steve Mentz
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During the nineteenth century, British and American naval supremacy spanned the globe. The importance of transoceanic shipping and trade to the European-based empire and her rapidly expanding former colony ensured that the ocean became increasingly important to popular literary culture in both nations. This collection of ten essays by expert scholars in transatlantic British and American literatures interrogates the diverse meanings the ocean assumed for writers, readers, and thinkers on both sides of the Atlantic during this period of global exploration and colonial consolidation. The book’s introduction offers three critical lenses through which to read nineteenth-century Anglophone maritime literature: "wet globalization," which returns the ocean to our discourses of the global; "salt aesthetics," which considers how the sea influences artistic culture and aesthetic theory; and "blue ecocriticism," which poses an oceanic challenge to the narrowly terrestrial nature of "green" ecological criticism. The essays employ all three of these lenses to demonstrate the importance of the ocean for the changing shapes of nineteenth-century Anglophone culture and literature. Examining texts from Moby-Dick to the coral flower-books of Victorian Australia, and from Wordsworth’s sea-poetry to the Arctic journals of Charles Francis Hall, this book shows how important and how varied in meaning the ocean was to nineteenth-century Anglophone readers. Scholars of nineteenth-century globalization, the history of aesthetics, and the ecological importance of the ocean will find important scholarship in this volume.

Eileen Hogan

Author : Elisabeth R. Fairman
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Focusing on Eileen Hogan's depictions of enclosed green spaces and portraiture, this sumptuously illustrated catalogue offers an intimate glimpse into the artist's work and practice.

Kovels Antiques and Collectibles Price List 2002

Author : Ralph M. Kovel
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This is the ultimate sourcebook for collectors, appraisers, and dealers of virtually any kind of antique, fine art, or collectible. 350 photos. 16-page color insert.

The Garden Journal

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Critical Essays on John Greenleaf Whittier

Author : Jayne K. Kribbs
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Visitor

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The Visitor Or Monthly Instructor

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ATTRACTING BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN

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California Garden

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Warman s Antiques and Their Prices

Author : Edwin G. Warman
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Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).

The Birds of the Malay Peninsula

Author : Herbert Christopher Robinson
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The Birds of the Malay Peninsula The birds of the hill stations

Author : Herbert Christopher Robinson
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The Bird Observer

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Warman s Antiques and Their Prices

Author : Harry L. Rinker
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The game Birds of the United States

Author : Daniel Giraud Elliot
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Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan Together with Those of Bangladesh Nepal Bhutan and Sri Lanka Cuckoo Shrikes to Babaxes

Author : Sálim Ali
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