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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Historical - General,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction - Historical

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9376106M
ISBN 101417717122
ISBN 109781417717125

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From the acclaimed author of Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, Audubons Watch is a brazen performance (New York Times Book Review) inspired by a brief journal entry made by the artist and ornithologist John James Audubon/5.   John James Audubon dreamed of creating life-sized portraits of every species of bird in North America. The portraits, when bound, became some of the biggest books ever made—and to read them, his. John James Audubon's Birds of America. Explore the Collection. Protect Birds from Climate Change. Two-thirds of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change. U rge Congress to act now. Get Audubon in Your Inbox. Let us send you the latest in bird and conservation news. Find Audubon Near You. Brown (The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur, , etc.) takes Audubon to New Orleans in , where a dark experience marks him for 30 years—though it may do less to a 36, Audubon is married with two sons—but as yet no artistic success. Off he goes downriver (from his then-home in Ohio) to make his fortune as a bird-artist—and is Author: John Gregory Brown.

Product Information. From the acclaimed author of Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, Audubon's Watch is "a brazen performance" (New York Times Book Review) inspired by a brief journal entry made by the artist and ornithologist John James Audubon. "Audubon's Watch", by John Gregory Brown is the first book of his work that I have read, and I intend to read his previous two books very soon. While reading this tale I often thought of the work of Wilkie Collins, one of the great writers of the late 19th century, and the man widely credited with the creation of the modern mystery genre.4/5.   John Gregory Brown just finished making history. Now, he plans to make some more. His current book, "Audubon's Watch," is a lushly written glimpse into a little-known aspect of the life of wildlife artist John James Audubon. John James Audubon (born Jean Rabin; Ap – Janu ) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in Born: Jean Rabin, Ap , Les Cayes, Saint .

Details about Audubon's book: The Birds of America, John James Audubon, reprinted ,Seller Rating: % positive.   John Gregory Brown lives in Virginia and teaches creative writing at Sweet Briar College. He is the author of The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton LaFleur and Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, which received a Steinbeck Award and the Lillian Smith Award. Audubon's Watch was selected as the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Book of the Year.5/5(1).   The book is a full three feet tall. It’s four volumes combine to weigh well over pounds. The Field Museum’s edition of Audubon’s book Author: Chadd Scott. John James Audubon’s Birds of America. Often cited as “the most expensive book of all time,” there are still known intact copies of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America (which was published between and ). While there are a handful of books in the world that may be worth more, until Birds of America held the record for the most money paid at auction for .