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Thomas Bewick's (1753-1828) History of British Birds was the first field guide of its kind for ordinary people, illustrated with woodcuts of astonishing accuracy and beauty. In Nature's Engraver , Jenny Uglow tells the story of Bewick - the farmer's son from Tyneside who became one of Britain's greatest and most popular engravers. It is a story of violent change, radical politics, lost ways of life, and the beauty of the wild - a journey to the beginning of our lasting obsession with the natural world.
|Publication date:||2nd June 2009|
|Publisher:||University of Chicago Press an imprint of The University of Chicago Press|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Biography: arts & entertainment, History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900, Individual artists, art monographs, Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes, etc), Prints & printmaking,|
Jenny Uglow is an editor at Chatto & Windus. Her books include Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories; The Lunar Men, winner of the PEN International prize for history; and Hogarth: A Life and a World.More About Jenny Uglow