A nationwide treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a huge classic, but it has actually never been checked out like this prior to. This essential new volume presents all the stunning watercolors that Audubon painted for these huge inscriptions. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert Havell Jr., but Audubon's Aviary lights up the original work of arts that were produced by Audubon himself and informs the story behind their creation with fresh insights and engaging quotes from his writings. These effective paintings-- all freshly photographed utilizing state-of-the-art methods-- possess a startling immediacy, vibrancy, and fluidity that link natural history, art, and a regard for the environment. These watercolors send Audubon's commitment to his craft with their engravings and layers of media dealt with a miniaturist's attention to information and their innovative structures, which for the first time in history depicted all the birds life-size. Audubon is considered America's first great watercolorist, presenting innovative techniques established over a lifetime of research study. Even judged along with today's innovation, his significant tableaux remain some of the most incredible natural history documents and aesthetically jailing masterpieces ever produced.