Foto des Verkäufers
192 S. Dustjacket, pictures, good condition Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Illegitimate, half-French, half-American, poorly educated, chronically short of money and obsessed with birds, Audubon came to England in 1826 to find a publisher for his extraordinary paintings. He insisted that they must be reproduced on double-elephant folio paper - sheets almost 40 inches by 30 - so that even the largest species could be represented life size, and no-one in America had been prepared to tackle such a gigantic task. With his dramatic good looks and flamboyant Woodsman's clothes he attracted attention wherever he went. Drawing on Audubon's journals, letters to his wife and the archives of the families with whom he stayed and worked, Duff Hart-Davis recreates Audubon's twelve years in Britain in search of patrons and publishers. It is an extraordinary story of an obsessive genius and his observations of people, places and events in early nineteenth-century England and Scotland.
Über den Autor: Duff Hart-Davis is an author, journalist and countryman and for fifeteen years until 2001 he wrote the 'Country Matters' column for The Independent. He has ghosted the memoirs of SAS hero Peter de la Billiere and the fiction of Chris Ryan. His encyclopaedic FAUNA BRITANNICA was published in 2002 by W&N. He is married with two children.
Titel: Audubon's Elephant: The Story of John James ...
Verlag: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Einband: 8°, Hardcover
Auflage: first Edition.
Buchbeschreibung London, 2003. 288 pp. 70 col. ills. Boards,d/j. Artikel-Nr. 195813