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The Resource John James Audubon : the nature of the American woodsman, Gregory Nobles

John James Audubon : the nature of the American woodsman, Gregory Nobles

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John James Audubon : the nature of the American woodsman
Title
John James Audubon
Title remainder
the nature of the American woodsman
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Nobles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
aJohn James Audubon's The Birds of America stands as an unparalleled achievement in American art, a huge book that puts nature dramatically on the page. With that work, Audubon became one of the most adulated artists of his time, and America's first celebrity scientist.In this fresh approach to Audubon's art and science, Gregory Nobles shows us that Audubon's greatest creation was himself. A self-made man incessantly striving to secure his place in American society, Audubon made himself into a skilled painter, a successful entrepreneur, and a prolific writer, whose words went well beyond birds and scientific description. He sought status with the "gentlemen of science" on both sides of the Atlantic, but he also embraced the ornithology of ordinary people. In pursuit of popular acclaim in art and science, Audubon crafted an expressive, audacious, and decidedly masculine identity as the "American Woodsman," a larger-than-life symbol of the new nation, a role he perfected in his quest for transatlantic fame. Audubon didn't just live his life; he performed it.In exploring that performance, Nobles pays special attention to Audubon's stories, some of which7the murky circumstances of his birth, a Kentucky hunting trip with Daniel Boone, an armed encounter with a runaway slave7Audubon embellished with evasions and outright lies. Nobles argues that we cannot take all of Audubon's stories literally, but we must take them seriously. By doing so, we come to terms with the central irony of Audubon's true nature: the man who took so much time and trouble to depict birds so accurately left us a bold but deceptive picture of himself
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nobles, Gregory H
Dewey number
508.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.A9
LC item number
N63 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Audubon, John James
  • Audubon, John James
  • Naturalists
  • Wildlife artists
  • Ornithologists
  • Naturalists
  • United States
Label
John James Audubon : the nature of the American woodsman, Gregory Nobles
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-317) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Creating art, science, and self -- 1. Becoming Audubon, becoming American -- 2. Hearing birds, heeding their call -- 3. Making an odyssey for art and ornithology -- 4. Going into business with The birds of America -- 5. Struggling for status in science -- 6. Suffering for science as the "American woodsman" -- 7. Putting people into the picture -- 8. Exploring the ornithology of ordinary people -- 9. Forging a legacy, finding a discipline -- 10. Bringing Audubon back to life
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812293845
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn975270627
  • (MnSpTMCL)nyee7r9
Label
John James Audubon : the nature of the American woodsman, Gregory Nobles
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-317) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Creating art, science, and self -- 1. Becoming Audubon, becoming American -- 2. Hearing birds, heeding their call -- 3. Making an odyssey for art and ornithology -- 4. Going into business with The birds of America -- 5. Struggling for status in science -- 6. Suffering for science as the "American woodsman" -- 7. Putting people into the picture -- 8. Exploring the ornithology of ordinary people -- 9. Forging a legacy, finding a discipline -- 10. Bringing Audubon back to life
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812293845
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn975270627
  • (MnSpTMCL)nyee7r9

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