12018-09-10T15:30:26+00:00Christopher Gilman80e3424e1509a552ccc4aab3720ddc94f3498bf4172plain2018-09-10T15:32:22+00:00Christopher Gilman80e3424e1509a552ccc4aab3720ddc94f3498bf4Primary Inquiry at OccidentalA Co-Lab for Information LiteracyAmerican Animals (2018) features authentic film footage of the four remaining exemplars of this rare variety, who survived in captivity for seven years before being released into the wilds of Los Angeles and their native rolling hills of Kentucky. The film reenacts the crime of rare book theft, committed by a rag-tag band of undergraduates and friends at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. Their quarry: the "elephant folio," AKA John James Audubon's Birds of America (1827-1838). This beast of a book measures a whopping 39.5 inches by 28.5 inches (that's about the same wingspan as the American Flamingo, or Phoenicopterus ruber), and holds 435 plates of Audubon's striking watercolored engravings of dead American fowl depicted in reenacted scenes of existence.
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12018-09-06T13:07:31+00:00American or Red Flamingo2Plate 431 from John James Audubon's Birds of America (1827-1838)media/Flamingo.jpgplain2018-09-06T13:09:58+00:001827-1838Website of the Audubon Society (https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america/american-flamingo)John James Audubon
12018-09-06T13:03:00+00:00Poster for American Animals1The winning entry by Chris Walker in a design contest sponsored by PosterSpy and American Animalsmedia/American Animals poster.jpgplain2018-09-06T13:03:00+00:002018PosterSpy at https://posterspy.com/creative-brief/american-animals/Chris Walker