CURATOR’S READING LIST

John James Audubon:  The Making Of An American By Richard Rhodes Published by Alfred A. Knopf 2004

A biography.

Audubon And His Journals By Maria R. Audubon, 2 Volumes, Published by Dover Publications, Inc. 1994

An autobiography by Audubon, abridged and heavily edited by his  granddaughter.

Lucy Audubon:  A Biography By Caroline Delatte, Published by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London

A biography of John James Audubon’s wife Lucy.

Audubon The Naturalist: A history of his life And Time, 2 Volumes, by Francis Hobart Herrick, Republished by Dover Publications, Inc., New York 1968

 First published in 1917. The Author was an earlier authority on Audubon

John James Audubon:  The Watercolors for the Birds of America, By Annette Blaugrund and Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. Editors, Published by Villard Books, Random House and The New York Historical Society, 1993

Catalog of a traveling exhibition of Audubon’s original watercolors.

Audubon’s Aviary: The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America by Roberta J. M. Olson, Published by New York Historical Society and Skira Roizo 2012

Catalog for a 3 year exhibition of all the Audubon watercolors. There are about 125 large images of the birds and small images of all the watercolors. Olson has written detailed information about Audubon ‘s drawing methods.

The Double Elephant folio: The story of Audubon’s Birds of America by Waldemar H. Fries, Reprinted  by Zenaida Publishing, Inc., Amherst, Massachusetts 2006

The “Bible of Audubon scholars”

John James Audubon: Writing and Drawings: Published by The Library of America 1999

Several of Audubon’s writings in one book.

he 1826 Journal of John James Audubon by Alice Ford Published by Abbeville Press, New York 1987

The year Audubon went to England and found a printer and subscriber to the Birds of America.

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