PUBLISHER
Royal Academy of Arts

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.25 x 6 in. / 64 pgs / 48 color.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 64   

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ISBN 9781912520374 TRADE
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A Book of Birds

By Humphrey Ocean.


Featured image is reproduced from 'A Book of Birds.'

With a species to discover on every page, A Book of Birds is the perfect gift for any keen ornithologist, aspiring twitcher or dedicated listener to Tweet of the Day

The London-based painter Humphrey Ocean (born 1951) has painted portraits of Paul McCartney and Philip Larkin, among many others. But alongside these prestigious commissions, he has always returned to drawing the simpler things in life: our “alluringly unnatural world,” as he puts it. The result is this idiosyncratic and charming collection of birds, all rendered in Ocean’s unique style.
As well as birdwatching around his home and studio in South London, Ocean regularly visits his sister, who is a nun in Nairobi and has loved birds all her life. There, he paints Kenyan birds such as the Eurasian bee-eater, the Bulbul and the Flycatcher that are “local, a bit like our garden birds so nothing overly exotic, but of course to me they are.” They join the familiar gulls, thrushes and tits of the gardens, parks and hedgerows of the UK in this beautifully produced collection.


Featured image is reproduced from 'A Book of Birds.'

A Book of Birds

STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/19/2019

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ROYAL ACADEMY SKETCHBOOKS
Anne Desmet: A Greek Journey

ANNE DESMET: A GREEK JOURNEY

Text by Anne Desmet.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520237
USD $14.95
| CAN $19.95

Pub Date: 9/17/2019
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Emma Stibbon: Fire and Ice

EMMA STIBBON: FIRE AND ICE

Text by Emma Stibbon.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520251
USD $17.95
| CAN $24.95

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


A Book of Birds

A BOOK OF BIRDS

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520374
USD $17.95
| CAN $24.95

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
Forthcoming


Anne Desmet: An Italian Journey

ANNE DESMET: AN ITALIAN JOURNEY

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781910350546
USD $14.95
| CAN $21

Pub Date: 1/24/2017
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Norman Ackroyd: A Shetland Notebook

NORMAN ACKROYD: A SHETLAND NOTEBOOK

By Norman Ackroyd.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533891
USD $27.95
| CAN $38.5

Pub Date: 2/24/2015
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David Hockney: A Yorkshire Sketchbook

DAVID HOCKNEY: A YORKSHIRE SKETCHBOOK

By David Hockney.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533235
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.5

Pub Date: 1/3/2012
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HUMPHREY OCEAN MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Humphrey Ocean

HUMPHREY OCEAN

Text by Ben Thomas.

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520268
USD $45.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
Forthcoming


A Book of Birds

A BOOK OF BIRDS

ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

ISBN: 9781912520374
USD $17.95
| CAN $24.95

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
Forthcoming



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