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Book Title: Birds Art Life Death: A Field Guide to the Small and Significant|
The author of the book: Kyo Maclear
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Edition: 4th Estate
Date of issue: February 9th 2017
ISBN 13: 9780008209285
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The size of the: 641 KB
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A writer’s search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life – a field guide to things small and significant.
In 2012, Kyo Maclear met a musician with a passion for birds. Curious about what had prompted a young urban artist to suddenly embrace nature she decided to follow him for a year to find out.
Observing two artists through seasonal shifts and migrations, Birds Art Life Death celebrates the particular madness of chasing after birds in a big city, and explores what happens when the principles of birdwatching are applied to other aspects of art and life. It looks at the ecology of urban spaces and the creative and liberating effects of keeping your eyes and ears wide open. Far from seeking the exotic, Kyo discovers joy in the birds she spots in city parks and harbours, along eaves and on wires. In a world that values big and fast, Kyo begins to look to the small, steady, slow accumulations of knowledge, and the lulls that give way to contemplation.
Moving between the granular and the grand, peering into the inner landscape as much as the outer one, Birds Art Life Death asks how we are shaped and nurtured by our passions, and how we might come to love and protect not only the world’s natural places but also the challenging urban spaces where so many of us live.
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Read information about the authorKyo Maclear is a children’s author, novelist and essayist. She was born in London, England and moved to Toronto at the age of four.
Kyo is the author of several critically-acclaimed children’s books including: Spork (2010) and Virginia Wolf (2012), both illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault; Mr. Flux (2013), illustrated by Matte Stephens; Julia, Child (2014), illustrated by Julie Morstad; The Specific Ocean (2015) with Katty Maurey; The Good Little Book (2015) with Marion Arbona; The Liszts (2016) with Júlia Sardà; The Wish Tree (2016) with Chris Turnham; The Fog (2017) with Kenard Pak; and Yak and Dove (2017) with Esmé Shapiro. Her newest picture book is Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, illustrated by Julie Morstad (2018).
Kyo's non-fiction book Birds Art Life follows two artists on a yearlong adventure to find birds in a big city. It is an intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life—a field guide to things small and significant. She is also the author of two novels: The Letter Opener (2007) and Stray Love (2012).
Her essays and art criticism have been widely published and anthologized in North America, Europe and Asia/Australia.
She lives in Toronto with a singer, two children and two cats.