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A country no more : rediscovering the landscapes of John James Audubon / by Krista Elrick.

Elrick, Krista, (author.).


"The first artist to retrace the steps and revisit the landscapes of John James Audubon, from the East Coast, to the Gulf Coast, to the Heartland and Rocky Mountains. In 2010, when photographer Krista Elrick began traversing John James Audubon country in search of the birds the nineteenth-century American naturalist observed, painted, and wrote about, she encountered scarcely a sighting. Instead, she found the lushly forested watersheds and waterways that Audubon had passionately described in his journals vastly altered with many of the bird species extinct and their supporting habitat all but disappeared. Industrial buildings, parking lots, and strip malls had overtaken much of the area, edging out the natural world. It was a country no more. With a vintage Hasselblad film camera in hand, Elrick traveled more than 45,000 miles over ten years, following in the footsteps of Audubon as she sought clues to what had happened to these places and to the animals and peoples who once lived there. "--Publisher description.

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  • ISBN: 9781938086809
  • ISBN: 1938086805
  • Physical Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 x 32 cm
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Staunton, VA : George F. Thompson Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
John James Audubon: Lessons in Looking / Gregory Nobles -- Retracing Audubon: Eco-Conversations with Krista Elrick / Mary Anne Redding -- The Episodes / Krista Elrick -- Introduction: Getting Lost is the Beginning of Discovery -- Myself -- "The Swam of December 25th" -- In the Land of Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers -- Searching for Bachman's Warbler in the Low Country -- The Floridas -- Along the Missouri River -- "The Task is Accomplished" -- Roots and Wings: A Conversation with the Artist / Joanna Hurley and Mary Anne Redding.
Subject: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Elrick, Krista > Travel > United States.
Landscape painting, American > 19th century.
Landscape photography > United States.
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Landscape painting, American.
Landscape photography.
United States.

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