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The Birds of America – John James Audubon – 21st Century Edition

The Main Library will present The Birds of America – John James Audubon – 21st Century Edition exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibitions Area of the Main Library from 21 November – 5 December 2016.

To renew John James Audubon's masterpiece for the 21st century, the iGroup Press and Yushodo have photographed the original edition of The Birds of America using an 80 megapixel camera.  Craftsmen in Japan have hand made a four volume set comprising four hundred and thirty five 100 cm x 68 cm digitally processed images that are as elegant as the originals. The result is an edition of admirable detail, a completely new and never-before-seen version of The Birds of America in a four volume work of art with magnificent detail and an elegance rivalling John James Audubon’s 19th century masterwork.

http://audubon.igroupnet.com/index.jsp

The Library will exhibit the four volume set and a number of the images from the collection.

The iGroup Press is part of the iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd., a group of companies formed in 1983 in Bangkok, Thailand, by the iGroup Chairman, Mr. Lee Pit Teong. The iGroup is a leading provider of scientific research information in print and digital form throughout the Asia Pacific region.

 

Details of the Exhibition

Date:   21 November – 5 December 2016

Time:  08:30 – 22:00 (Monday to Friday) / 08:30 – 19:00 (Saturday) / 10:00 – 1900 (Sunday)

Closed on Public Holidays

Venue: 2/F Atrium/Exhibition Area of the Main Library, HKU

Website: http://lib.hku.hk/exhibit/BirdsOfAmerica/

 

For enquiries, please contact Marina Yeung (Tel: 2859 8903 / email: friends@lib.hku.hk).

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