Monday, August 9, 2010

Wrapped up In Books - Bird Children

More from the Elizabeth Gordon series! Bird Children was published in 1912 and it's the 2nd of her little anthropomorphic trilogy. It's past my bed time though, so I'll leave you with some of my favorites ! (and if you want to view them larger, take a peek at my flickr!)

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(Please let me know if these photos work and if they do work - are they cropped in your browser? I'm playing around with different photo sizes and I know everyone sees things a little differently depending on what browser you're using!)

20 comments:

Joseph Pentangelo said...

I'm using firefox. The images only get cropped if I have the browser window rather small, but under most circumstances, they're viewable. Fab book, by the way.

LincolnTaft said...

oh snap. i love these books your posting.

Even the title, Bird Children, is interesting.

http://lesyeuxsansvisage-lincolntaft.blogspot.com

Love_Again said...

what amazing illustrations. what a treasure this book is.

Lulu said...

i'm using Safari and the images aren't cropped. when i make the window smaller though it cuts off the right side edge because of the column on the right side of your blog, but i haven't had any trouble so far. =]
also, beautiful book! i think i might like the birds even better than the flowers.

tara-lynn said...

looks perfect on my screen!
also i love these, thanks for sharing.

tara-lynn said...

thanks so much for sharing these amazing images!
look perfect on my screen!

Gaby and Jane said...

Oh my goodness I love Madame Ibis!

I am using firefox and the images look fine to me!

Gaby xoxo

Siubhan said...

I like the paradise bird – I think I know how she feels!

Pictures look perfect on my browser.

amandalee said...

These photos are delightful. They showed up fine for me, both in Google Reader and in a Firefox window!

Emily said...

i use google chrome and they look just fine to me. 10 photos, two to a row. they are quite lovely. i love the swam ladies!

Away with the fairy's said...

what gloriously stunning illustrations! adore them!

http://illustratemypillowcase.blogspot.com/

My CoCoon Vintage said...

These are so beautiful.
I love the little owl children.

Emily Blackapple said...

I've got little Starling and Catbird up in my studio for company - they've been my companions in my last three work-rooms.

;)

I've never seen some of these other ladies + fellas!

She Can't Decide said...

so so beautiful. I want to blow the madame ibis one in a poster size... le sigh.

reckless daughter said...

I'm on firefox too - they look normal in google reader and on the blog if I have the window open the normal amount. too cute!

Jen McCabe said...

Oh my word! These are so wonderful. They remind me of that amazing Tim Walker photoshoot for British Vogue.

Olivia said...

what a dream, how wonderful!

Ruby said...

Ohmygosh, those illustrations are great and the writing is so quirky, I love it, thanks for introducing me

jess said...

I love illustrations from this era, lovely images, thank you.

Marcheline said...

If you like this, you have to see Isabella Rosselini's latest project on Sundance channel, called "Green Porno"... basically she dresses up like insects in short instructional videos on their reproductive cycle. You will laugh your feelers off, I promise. You can find them on YouTube.

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