Nature in Art
Art of Nature: Three Centuries of Natural History Art from Around the World
Art of Nature
Three Centuries of Natural History Art from Around the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0565094424
Art of Nature is an astonishing visual record of the exploration of parts of the natural world that had never previously been documented. It features many of the greatest natural history artists of the last 300 years—Merian, Bartram, Ehret, the Bauer brothers, Audubon, and Gould. Some were seeking fame as scientists or artists, others sought financial gain or at least the prospect of earning a living in what they loved doing. For some it also provided them with the opportunity to present their view of nature to a wider community. Whatever the reasons, few would have contradicted Humboldt’s comment that he was "spurred on by an uncertain longing for what is distant and unknown, for whatever excited my fantasy: danger at sea, the desire for adventures, to be transported from a boring daily life to a marvellous world." Continent by continent, Judith Magee draws on the unrivaled collections of the Library of the Natural History Museum in London to illustrate the development of natural history art through the centuries and its crucial role in furthering people’s appreciation of nature all around the world.
The Art of Nature Adult Coloring Book: 60 Illustrations Inspired by Vintage Botanical and Scientific Prints
The Art of Nature Adult Coloring Book
60 Illustrations Inspired by Vintage Botanical and Scientific Prints
Paperback      ISBN: 1440570604
A stunning collection of nature-inspired prints! Handcrafted in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by scientists, botanical and scientific prints captured the intricate details and vibrant colors of the world's most fascinating plants and creatures. Now, the vintage illustrations can be found adorning the walls of homes featured in popular interior design magazines--but you don't have spend a fortune to re-create these beautiful floral and wildlife prints. Filled with 60 stunning illustrations, The Art of Nature Coloring Book will guide you as you use colored pencils to personalize your art and bring each plant or animal to life. These ornate prints will not only provide you with hours of entertainment, but will also serve as one-of-a-kind decorations that will liven up any wall or workspace. From the elegant peony to the lively mourning dove, The Art of Nature Coloring Book's flora- and fauna-inspired prints will fill your life with the beauty of the outdoors.

The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor
The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1633220885
With helpful tips and easy-to-follow lessons, The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolorwill teach readers everything they need to know to create beautiful works of art in watercolor. The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor opens with a guide to essential information on the necessary tools and materials for both sketching and painting, including pencils, paints and brushes, palettes, supports, and mediums. In addition to learning about basic drawing and painting techniques and color theory, readers will learn how to create compelling compositions, achieve depth, and render realistic textures.This new title in the Collector's Series features a large variety of stunning sea life, from an adorable sea otter to an magnificent whale. With a fresh, modern spin on this majestic subject,The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor is a comprehensive and indispensable resource, packed with beautiful illustrations and expert instruction, for all artists smitten with the animal kingdom.
Art, Animals, and Experience: Relationships to Canines and the Natural World
Art, Animals, and Experience
Relationships to Canines and the Natural World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1138241954
Elizabeth Sutton, using a phenomenological approach, investigates how animals in art invite viewers to contemplate human relationships to the natural world. Using Rembrandt van Rijn’s etching of The Presentation in the Temple (c. 1640), Joseph Beuys’s social sculpture I Like America and America Likes Me (1974), archaic rock paintings at Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, and examples from contemporary art, this book demonstrates how artists across time and cultures employed animals to draw attention to the sensory experience of the composition and reflect upon the shared sensory awareness of the world.
The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement
The Artist's Garden
American Impressionism and the Garden Movement
Hardcover      ISBN: 0812246659
From an exhibition of the same name held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from February to May 2015, this book highlights paintings, autochromes, stained glass, works on paper, rare books, and garden sculpture by American impressionists from Philadelphia depicting the rise in popularity of gardening as a middle-class activity from 1887 to 1920. In addition to color plates of the art, it contains seven essays on the gardens of artist Anna Lea Merritt and her fellow artist-gardeners, the American garden movement as a response to the Industrial Revolution and the English Arts and Crafts movement, the collaboration of Celia Laighton Thaxter and Childe Hassam on In the Garden (Celia Thaxter in Her Garden), nativism in impressionist gardens, chromolithography, depictions of urban parks, and female landscape architects. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals: How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets
The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals
How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets
Paperback      ISBN: 0823014231
Create Classic Portraits of Favorite Pets The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals continues the rich tradition of animals in art. In this step-by-step guide to rendering your favorite animals in pencil and pen-and-ink, J. C. Amberlyn combines her love of pets and other familiar domestic creatures with her beautiful, detailed drawing style. Covering a variety of animals from beloved pets like dogs and cats to barnyard critters like cows and sheep and many more, the book covers every species with easy-to-follow instructions for drawing them from every angle imaginable. Along with seven featured examinations of Amberlyn's artistic process, each chapter showcases the tools and techniques needed to produce your own highly detailed, lifelike drawings of a variety of well-known animal companions. The worlds of artists and animal lovers come together in this richly illustrated, in-depth guide to producing charming portraits of some of the most popular pets and domesticated creatures. Also available as an eBook
The Artists Guide to Drawing Realistic Animals
The Artists Guide to Drawing Realistic Animals
Paperback      ISBN: 1581807287
Breathe Life into Your Animal Drawings Wildlife artist Doug Lindstrand has spent 30+ years observing animals in nature and capturing them on paper. In this book, he distills his expertise into key lessons for drawing any animal in a charming, realistic style. Inside, a whole herd of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations (43, to be exact!) cover a broad range of subjects and challenges, including how to draw: - short, long and patterned fur - mouths, eyes, ears and horns - various poses, including seated, standing and moving - a diversity of animals, domestic and wild - from housecats to big cats, from tiny cottontails to massive African elephants. Nothing intimidating here! Starting with easy sketches, you'll learn to gradually refine basic shapes into lifelike dogs, wolves, deer, sheep, horses, bears, giraffes, owls, eagles, geese and other magnificent creatures. With this classic and time-tested approach, you'll be able to draw not only the animals illustrated on these pages, but any animal that touches your artistic soul.
Audubon's Last Wilderness Journey: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
Audubon's Last Wilderness Journey
The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1911282107
John James Audubon's Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America was the largest and most significant color plate book produced in the United States in the nineteenth century, and a fitting monument to the genius of America's most famous ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. Measuring an impressive 27 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches, the Quadrupeds was published in 1845-48 as a three-volume elephant folio broadsheet edition, the artist's final great natural history work and the first single publication to document America's animals. Audubon’s Last Wilderness Journey reproduces all one hundred and fifty original lithographic prints in color, with a timeline of Audubon's life and a map of his 1843 expedition to the Missouri River with Reverend John Bachman, his friend, fellow naturalist, and co-author. Essays by noted experts in art history, wildlife science, and ecology put this remarkable work in context, explaining its technical, artistic, and scientific importance and legacy. Surprisingly, there is very little currently available in print on the Quadrupeds. This exceptional new volume will have serious appeal to the general public and to art historians, scientists, environmentalists, scholars, researchers, and academics alike. Ron Tyler is the former director of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Charles T. Butler is the former executive director of the Columbus Museum in Georgia. Dennis Harper is curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn, Alabama. Daniel Patterson is professor of English Language and Literature at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.
Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest
Baby Birds
An Artist Looks into the Nest
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544206703
An artist and a wildlife rehabilitator presents a visually stunning book, combining art and natural history, that is filled with more than 400 watercolor paintings that capture the breathtakingly swift development of 17 different species of wild birds. 35,000 first printing.
Bateman: New Works
New Works
Paperback      ISBN: 1771640723
Robert Bateman is one of the world’s greatest wildlife artists and most committed naturalists. This exquisite collection of recent works, all reproduced here for the first time in book form, is published in honor of his 80th birthday and features 75 full-color reproductions of paintings depicting both North American and international wildlife scenes. This glorious edition includes an essay by Bateman in which he shares his wisdom on nature, environmentalism, education, and the role of art in the preservation of wilderness, as well as black-and-white sketches and commentary on specific works. Bateman: New Works is an essential addition to any Bateman collection and a satisfying introduction to the work of this revered and iconic artist.