Louis agassiz fuertes birds of america
Birds of New York: Over 100 Plates by Louis Agassiz FuertesIn 1910 and 1914, a two-volume study of New Yorks native birds was issued as part of the State Museums annual report. A vast catalog of hundreds of species, the survey was illustrated by Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874–1927), a rising star in scientific bird studies. Fuertes was highly influenced by John James Audubons The Birds of America, and today he ranks second only to Audubon in terms of output and recognition for ornithological illustration. A frequent lecturer at Cornell University, he honed his expertise during numerous scientific expeditions throughout the United States and abroad, collaborating with Frank Chapman of the American Museum of Natural History on field research, museum dioramas, and book illustrations.
This reproduction of all 106 of Fuertess stunning full-color images spotlights more than 300 birds. It marks the first time that the artwork from Birds of New York has been available in decades, and the volume has never been so affordable. The captions have been reset for easy identification, and a complete Index offers a quick reference. Noted Fuertes expert Robert McCracken Peck provides an informative Foreword. Bird watchers at all levels of experience as well as illustrators, artists, and naturalists will find this book an excellent resource.
Photographing the Chapman-Fuertes Colombian Expedition
Louis Agassiz Fuertes February 7, Ithaca, New York — August 22, Unadilla, New York was an American ornithologist , illustrator and artist who set the rigorous and current-day standards for ornithological art and naturalist depiction and is considered as one of the most prolific American bird artists, second only to his guiding professional predecessor John James Audubon. His father was the founding professor of the School of Civil Engineering at Cornell University , and for many years served as the dean of the college. Estevan named his son after the Swiss-born American naturalist Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz who had died the year before.
Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874 - 1927)
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They bring to that activity a passion that is both perennial and ubiquitous. Irrespective of age, sex or station, and in a spirit of the most total and unaffected democracy, birdwatchers go about their business in big cities and small towns. They go about it in the countryside, in the high mountains and on the open sea. Separate a bird man from his binoculars, and he will bite you. It is therefore natural that the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists Union is to birdwatchers what Bayreuth is to the Wagnerian, and what Stratford-on-Avon is to the Shakespearean. Anyone who can get in, does. This year sees the th in the unbroken line of those annual meetings.
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