Search Results: "John James Audubon"


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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON by Ella M. Foshay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Dauphin of France'')—undoubtedly a crank, but also a visionary whose particular artistic fruits have never seen an equal."
Stellar reproductions of Audubon's artwork, complemented by a nimble text from Foshay (former curator of the New-York Historical Society and an authority on Audubon), make this latest addition to Abrams's Library of American Art a treasure. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Serviceable, then, but Kastner's somewhat more advanced and far more intelligent and informative John James Audubon (1992) is a better choice. (Biography. 8-11)"
In the ``Gateway Green'' series of easy biographies, a clear but uninspired outline. Read full book review >

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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON by Joseph Kastner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a lively account of the life and accomplishments of the extraordinary self-made artist- naturalist. Read full book review >

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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON by Richard Rhodes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2004

"That makes for an absorbing story, too, and Rhodes (Masters of Death, 2002, etc.) tells it surpassingly well. Outstanding."
The Pulitzer-winning historian and biographer finds a pleasing subject in an American original: the traveler, chronicler, scientist, painter, and entrepreneur whose name remains legend. Read full book review >

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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON by John James Audubon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

As recently as a hundred years ago, in a more assured age than this, the enduring importance of a literary career could be measured by whether an edition of an author's collected works was issued. Bound in calfskin for the wealthy bibliophile, in a more modest cloth of some subdued hue for the less well-to-do, these sets made several statements about an age. They suggested that readers could most appreciate writers by knowing the entirety of their work and not simply one or two particularly flashy efforts. And those ranks of volumes, filling the shelves of home libraries, further showed that it was possible for individuals to possess much of the best work by the best minds. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A well-modulated biography filled with details of frontier America, 19th-century publishing, scientific and artistic rivalries, and the striking differences between the cultures of the Old and New Worlds. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen)"
Fiction writer Streshinsky (The Shores of Paradise, 1991, etc.) brings her storytelling skills to bear on this accomplished biography of the famous painter of birds. Read full book review >

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AUDUBON by Robert Penn Warren
Released: Nov. 12, 1969

"But this is nonetheless a poem of pristine breadth and power."
A long poem, based on Warren's vision of Audubon, a poem of "great distance and stars." Read full book review >

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Audubon by Peter B. Logan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A slow but informative read that is likely to appeal to history and art buffs."
A weighty, prodigiously researched biography of John James Audubon. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"An excellent example of what picture-book biography can be. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The son of a wealthy planter in the West Indies, naturalist and frontiersman John James Audubon devoted himself to difficult journeys through American forests, swamps, mountains, and plains in search of plants and animals unknown to science. Read full book review >

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AUDUBON by Fabien Grolleau
by Fabien Grolleau, illustrated by Jérémie Royer, translated by Etienne Gilfillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A luscious, reimagined biography that will attach a personality to a famous name for 21st-century readers. (biography, notes, selective bibliography) (Graphic novel. 10-15)"
Scenes from the life of the famous 19th-century naturalist John James Audubon, presented in graphic-novel format, demonstrate his passion. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"List of secondary sources. (Autobiography. 10-14)"
Explaining that ``Our selections, with minor editing, come from Maria Audubon (1986), Audubon and His Journals,'' the Roops choose passages that outline Audubon's life, work, and thought, effectively evoking a man for whom painting birds was ``almost a mania,'' who ``would even give up doing a head, the profits of which would have supplied our wants for a week, to represent a citizen of the feathered tribe,'' and who wondered prophetically about imminent effects of ``the surplus population of Europe coming to assist in the destruction of the forest.'' The book is attractively furnished with excellent reproductions (titled but not dated); Farley's rather stolid paintings suffer by comparison, ironically underlining Audubon's skill. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The two are quite compatible in this feast for bird lovers. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-12)"
A tribute to the naturalist and artist John J. Audubon pairs verse by the author with quotations from Audubon's journals. Read full book review >