(15 November 2016) The Main Library of the University of Hong Kong will present The Birds of America by John James Audubon, 21st Century Edition exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibitions Area of the Main Library of the University of Hong Kong, from 21 November until 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.
The Library will exhibit the four volume set and a number of the images from the collection.
Date: 21 November until 5 December 2016.
Time: 08:30 until 22:00 (Monday to Friday) and 08:30 to 19:00 (Saturday) and 10:00 until 19:00 (Sunday). The exhibition will be closed on public holidays.
Venue: 2/F Atrium/Exhibition Area of the Main Library, University of Hong Kong.
The illustrated announcement in full is here.
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.