Nature in Art
The Bauers: Joseph, Franz & Ferdinand
The Bauers
Joseph, Franz & Ferdinand
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791354892
Filled with stunning 18th- and 19th-century illustrations of plants and other living creatures, this book is the first to bring together the life and art of the three Bauer Brothers, who came to be some of the most celebrated botanical artists of all time.
The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon Y Cajal
The Beautiful Brain
The Drawings of Santiago Ramon Y Cajal
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419722271
At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery. Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science.Beautiful Brain presents a selection of his exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits with accessible descriptive commentary. These drawings are explored from multiple perspectives: Larry W. Swanson describes Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience; Lyndel King explores his artistic roots and achievement; Eric A. Newman provides commentary on the drawings; and Janet M. Dubinsky describes contemporary neuroscience imaging techniques. This book is the companion to a traveling exhibition opening at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis in February 2017, marking the first time that many of these works, which are housed at the Instituto Cajal in Madrid, have been seen outside of Spain. Beautiful Brain showcases Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience, explores his artistic roots and achievement, and looks at his work in relation to contemporary neuroscience imaging, appealing to general readers and professionals alike.
Beginner's Guide to Botanical Flower Painting
Beginner's Guide to Botanical Flower Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 1782213104
Clean, fresh and precise botanical artwork is within your grasp, with Michael Lakin's clear and simple approach. Michael Lakin, known for his wonderful traditional botanical art, teaches you how to recreate the beauty of nature from first principles. Using Michael's six-stage process, you'll soon be able to reproduce any flower you choose in exacting detail. This complete guide to the crisp, precise finish of botanical painting marries traditional technique with contemporary style and includes sections on color, drawing, continuous tone, composition and dissection. Michael Lakin makes botanical art approachable with simple exercises and a variety of step-by-step instructional approaches, making this a fantastic guide for aspirational beginners.
The Beginner's Guide to Chines Painting: Plum, Orchid, Bamboo and Chrysanthemum
The Beginner's Guide to Chines Painting
Plum, Orchid, Bamboo and Chrysanthemum
Paperback      ISBN: 1602201099
Anyone interested in traditional Chinese painting will find these four volumes useful for self-study. Each of the four volumes teach amateur brush painters to execute the intricacies of Chinese brush painting. Beginning with the separate parts and then progressing to the composition, these volumes feature exquisite illustrations that will enable the learner to pick up the basics as if in a classroom setting.
The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Painting: Flowers
The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Painting: Flowers
Paperback      ISBN: 1602201102
Anyone interested in traditional Chinese painting will find these four volumes useful for self-study. Each of the four volumes teach amateur brush painters to execute the intricacies of Chinese brush painting. Beginning with the separate parts and then progressing to the composition, these volumes feature exquisite illustrations that will enable the learner to pick up the basics as if in a classroom setting.
Big Book of Drawing Animals: 90+ Dogs, Cats, Horses and Wild Animals
Big Book of Drawing Animals
90+ Dogs, Cats, Horses and Wild Animals
Paperback      ISBN: 144035071x
Drawing animals is easy! Cute and cuddly, fuzzy and finned--animals come in all shapes and sizes, and this big book will teach you how to draw everything from dogs and cats to horses, lions and hammerhead sharks. No experience necessary! More than 90 easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations break down how to draw your favorite pets, wildlife and poses from start to finish. All you need is a pencil and paper to transform simple shapes and basic lines into realistic renditions of oodles of animals, with bonus tips and tricks for expanding your ability beyond the book. Great for beginners or anyone who likes to draw for fun!
Bird Art: Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils
Bird Art
Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils
Paperback      ISBN: 1782212965
Few creatures symbolize the beauty of the natural world better than birds, while their delicacy, poise and power combine to create irresistible subject for the artist. More than a teaching guide, the book is a sumptuous well of ideas and inspiration that covers everything from observing birds in the wild to photography, composition and setting. Award-winning artist Alan Woollett shows you the techniques, materials and compositional skills you need to create your own stunning realistic bird artwork using graphite and colored pencils.
The Bird in Art
The Bird in Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 1858945682
There has until now been no proper study of the bird in art, despite our fascination with birds, and despite the wealth of complex meanings associated with them in different cultures. A number of pagan gods are linked with birds, and dynasties and empires have adopted powerful birds as their symbols. Birds feature in numerous creation myths, and represent the human soul in many religions. We can trace bird imagery from the cave paintings of the Paleolithic era to the present day, and across all world cultures: there are painted, drawn, mosaic, sculpted, embroidered and ceramic birds, and birds as marginal illuminations or the subject of meticulous ornithological studies. This exquisite new book investigates the significance of the bird in 250 beautifully reproduced works of art, both ancient and modern. Nine chapters ? on such themes as the mythical bird, the Eastern bird and the domestic bird ? explore in detail a rich and rewarding collection of paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, creating a book that will enchant art lovers and anyone interested in ornithology.

Birds: Learn to Draw a Variety of Amazing Birds in Pencil Step by Step
Birds
Learn to Draw a Variety of Amazing Birds in Pencil Step by Step
Paperback      ISBN: 1600583407
Birds are an intriguing subject for artists of all skill levels, and aspiring illustrators and bird enthusiasts alike will find creative inspiration and valuable drawing instruction in Drawing: Birds. This comprehensive book opens by introducing pencil artists to the essential drawing tools, including graphite pencils, erasers, paper, and other materials. Valuable information on the different types of drawing pencils and the strokes they produce, as well as suggestions for ways to handle the pencil establishes the content to follow, including how to render a variety of techniques, such as shading, stippling, hatching, crosshatching, and others. Aspiring artists will also discover helpful tips for creating composition, understanding and seeing value, transferring photo references, and taking artistic liberties. Professional artist and nature enthusiast, Maury Aaseng, offers simple, comprehensive instruction for drawing a range of lovely birds, as well as information for achieving accurate proportions, capturing motion, and building up form. Special attention is given to creating realistic textures, such as feathers, bark, nests, and water. With easy step-by-step projects that start with basic shapes and progress to detailed final drawings, artists will learn to draw many birds of a feather, from the common to the exotic. Artists will explore the sizes and shapes of birdlife, including a golden eagle, crane, finch, pelican, and more. Easy-to-follow instruction and art tips throughout make Drawing: Birds a complete guide for artists desiring to create realistic and detailed drawings of their flighty feathered friends. For the aspiring avian artist, Drawing Birds is a must-have art-instruction reference.
Birds: The Art of Ornithology, With 36 Frameable Prints
Birds
The Art of Ornithology, With 36 Frameable Prints
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847861082
Relaunched in a stunning boxed set that comes with a richly illustrated book and thirty-six framable prints, this landmark book will fascinate anyone interested in birds, natural history, and art. With an outstanding selection of the most important and vibrant bird images from the unrivaled collection at the Natural History Museum in London, it includes works by some of the most famous natural-history artists ever published, including Audubon, Lear, MacGillivray, and Gould. Birds tells the remarkable story of the development of ornithological art through the ages, from the earliest images of birds in the Renaissance, through the Age of Exploration, to the present day. Brilliantly reproduced original artworks by such renowned artists as Audubon, Gould, MacGillivray, Thorburn, and Wolfe are included. The lively accompanying text tells the story of how ornithological art grew out of the naturalistic tradition of European painting to become a genre on its own, where the artist’s focus on aesthetic appeal was married to the scientist’s need for precision and detail. The detailed text interweaves science, art history, biography, exploration, and travel to paint a vast and wondrous picture of the bygone world of artist-scientists, exotic birds, and faraway lands. It makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves fine prints and drawings or has an interest in nature or birding.