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By Danny Heitman

ISBN-10: 0807133302

ISBN-13: 9780807133309

As the summer season of 1821 started, John James Audubon's ambition to create a finished pictorial checklist of yankee birds was once nonetheless mostly a dream. Then, out of financial necessity, Audubon got here to Oakley Plantation, a sprawling property in Louisiana's West Feliciana Parish. Teeming with an abundance of birds, the woods of Oakley galvanized Audubon's feel of chance for essentially the most audacious undertakings within the annals of artwork.

In A summer time of Birds, journalist and essayist Danny Heitman varieties during the evidence and romance of Audubon's summer season at Oakley, a season that truly formed the future of the world's most famed poultry artist. Heitman attracts from a wealthy number of assets -- together with Audubon's personal large journals, more moderen Audubon scholarship, and Robert Penn Warren's poetry -- to create a stimulating expedition throughout time, linking the ancient guy Audubon to the present-day civic and cultural icon. He considers the monetary straits that ended in Audubon's employment at Oakley as a personal train to fifteen-year-old Eliza Pirrie, Audubon's relatives historical past, his flamboyance as a grasp of self-invention, his naturalist and creative thoughts, and the potential purposes for his dismissal. Illustrations contain photos of Oakley condominium -- now a kingdom historical website -- Audubon's work from his Oakley interval, and pics of the Pirrie relatives.

A favorable mix of weather and geography made Oakley a birding haven, and Audubon accomplished or started no less than twenty-three fowl work -- between his best paintings -- whereas staying there. A summer time of Birds will tell and pleasure readers in its exploration of this eventful yet unsung 1821 interlude, a desirable bankruptcy within the lifetime of America's leading chook artist. it truly is an necessary excitement for birders, Audubon fans, and viewers to Oakley House.

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