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Old Tuesday 14th October 2014, 20:22   #1
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The Life and Art of William T. Cooper

There has been a book out now for a few months that tells about Bill Cooper's life and shows lots of his art achievements, mainly but not exclusively birds. I have posted some info in the books forum: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....92#post3092192

I have no connections to anyone involved, I'm just so intrigued by Cooper's bird art that I feel I have to spread the info.
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There has been a book out now for a few months that tells about Bill Cooper's life and shows lots of his art achievements, mainly but not exclusively birds. I have posted some info in the books forum: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....92#post3092192

I have no connections to anyone involved, I'm just so intrigued by Cooper's bird art that I feel I have to spread the info.
Agreed.The book includes some stunning art work,and is a must if you have any of his other books.
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Agreed.The book includes some stunning art work,and is a must if you have any of his other books.
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It's also interesting to compare the quality of the reproductions. I'm in the fortunate situation to own the original Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds book. Compared to those fabulous plates, the reproductions in the present biography really fall off. But comparing the reproductions of the Turacos, there is much less difference. Of course, the Turacos book had not been printed with the same level of excellence in mind. And it's also only about the same size as the biography.

Wish all the Cooper monographs would be re-issued in a printing standard comparable to the one of the Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds. The portfolios are not only way too expensive - if available at all - to the average art lover, they are also much too large for comfortable viewing.
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