Feather and Brush: Three centuries of Australian bird art by Penny Olsen

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June 2001, no. 231

Feather and Brush: Three centuries of Australian bird art by Penny Olsen

CSIRO Publishing, $69.95 hb, 240 pp

Feather and Brush: Three centuries of Australian bird art by Penny Olsen

by
June 2001, no. 231

Gilbert White, in 1789, declared that ‘the language of birds is very ancient and, like other ancient modes of speech, very elliptical: little is said, but much is meant and understood’. How then to portray the speakers of such language? How to give them meaning and understanding as well as plumage?

Libby Robin reviews 'Feather and Brush: Three centuries of Australian bird art' by Penny Olsen

Feather and Brush: Three centuries of Australian bird art

by Penny Olsen

CSIRO Publishing, $69.95 hb, 240 pp

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