Nature's Engraver

At the end of the eighteenth century Britain fell in love with nature. One of the books that marked this moment was Thoms Bewicj's History of British Birds, the first 'field guide' for ordinary people, illustrated by woodcuts of astonishing accuracy and beauty. In this superbly ilustrated life, Jenny Uglow tells the story of the farmer's son from Tyneside who revolutionised wood-engraving and influenced book illustration for a century to come. Bewick's story also captures the beginning of our lasting obsession with the natural world.

Genre
Biography
Topics
art, biography, documentary, Nature, ornithology
Author
Jenny Uglow
Publisher
Faber and Faber
Format
Paperback

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