Visual References for the Artist Interested in Nature

A Listmania! list by Christina Mrozik (michigan)
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The list author says: "These are my favorite nautre reference books for drawing. Check them out, they are all simply incredible."
Evolution
1.  Evolution by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu
The list author says:
  "A stunning collection of photographs by Patrick Gries of the skeletal structure of both common and uncommon species. Beautifully lit white skeletons on black backgrounds, the animals span from snakes to giraffes, to hippopotomi and orchas, lizards and frogs, deep sea creatures and ponies. This book literally takes my breathe away."
Used & New from: $81.00
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Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary
2.  Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary by David Liittschwager
The list author says:
  "This book contains a beautifully displayed assortment of creatures from the archipelago islands. All of the images are photographs taken of the animal against a pure white background, which is great for drawing because you can focus on all of the aspects of the creature without distraction. The images are large and clear and the images of the nudibranchs are glorious, FYI."
$44.55   Used & New from: $12.25
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Pheromone: The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley
3.  Pheromone: The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley by Christopher Marley
$49.63   Used & New from: $33.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (The Colored Plates 1734-1765)
4.  Cabinet of Natural Curiosities (The Colored Plates 1734-1765) by Albertus Seba
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Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel
5.  Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst Haeckel by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel
$14.50   Used & New from: $10.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Karl Blossfeldt: The Complete Published Work (Taschen 25th Anniversary) (English, German and French Edition)
6.  Karl Blossfeldt: The Complete Published Work (Taschen 25th Anniversary) (English, German and French Edition) by Karl Blossfeldt
The list author says:
  "A fantastic collection of the prints of Karl Blossfeldt- a photographer that would arrange stunning specimin of plants into ornate designs. All the images are soft greys because of the developing process, and range from extreme closeups to several plants"
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Birds: Mini Edition: The Art of Ornithology
7.  Birds: Mini Edition: The Art of Ornithology by Jonathan Elphick
The list author says:
  "This book is small, but beautiful. It not only discusses the history of drawing birds but has beautiful images of prints and paintings spanning the 1500s through the 1800s. A must have for any artist or ornithologist."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Audubon Reader (Everyman's Library)
8.  The Audubon Reader (Everyman's Library) by John James Audubon
$17.89   Used & New from: $2.63
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide
9.  Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide by BirdLife International
The list author says:
  "This book tries to give an image for every bird in existence; there are literally thousands of images. It's both general, in the sense that there's only room to give you a small amount of information about each, but extensive for the sheer number of birds it discusses. Great for finding new and interesting species that you can further research in other books."
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Birds: A Visual Guide (Visual Guides)
10.  Birds: A Visual Guide (Visual Guides) by Joanna Burger
The list author says:
  "A variety of pictures that show birds in unique positions making dynamic shapes. This is great for drawing. Covers a large sampling of species but not so many that the pictures are too small to visually reference."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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500 Animals in Clay: Contemporary Expressions of the Animal Form (500 Series)
11.  500 Animals in Clay: Contemporary Expressions of the Animal Form (500 Series) by Lark Books
$14.59   Used & New from: $13.46
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before
12.  Planet Earth: As You've Never Seen It Before by Alastair Fothergill
The list author says:
  "The famous TV series"
$29.14   Used & New from: $4.24
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Life
13.  Life DVD ~ David Attenborough
The list author says:
  "The almost as good but not quite TV series"
$26.99   Used & New from: $22.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (750 customer reviews) | 23 customer discussions

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Last updated: 8/3/10
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