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Birdhouses of the World

by Anne Schmauss

Birdhouses of the World offers readers a curated collection of beautiful, whimsical, stop-you-in-your-tracks amazing birdhouses created by designers and bird lovers around the world. Bird expert and author Anne Schmauss provides a brief history of birdhouses and lists the kinds of birds that inhabit them, as well as the types of structures that attract various species. Most important in her selection for this book is the "wow" factor: These birdhouses are spectacular in their creativity, ingenuity, and sheer originality. With styles ranging from sleek modern to elaborate Victorian, they are as varied as human houses. Illustrating the wide-ranging designs found throughout the world, and even including the birdhouse of filmmaker George Lucas, this book is a captivating look at the creativity than can result when a functional structure is infused with a love of birds.

Birdhouses of the World features craftsman Thomas F. Burke who has artfully constructed a birdhouse inspired by Winterthur's Latimeria Summer House.

This book and Burke's birdhouse accompanies the upcoming exhibition, "Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden" at Winterthur, Spring 2018. Follies are architectural constructions, often extravagant or picturesque, positioned within the landscape to amuse, frame a view, or pique your curiosity. H. F. du Pont created several follies for Winterthur and enjoyed many gardens that included follies on his travels. In large gardens like Winterthur, a scenic building could be used to draw your eye to a beautiful view or to display your taste in architecture.

• Hardback; 144 pages with 75 illustrations throughout.

• Dimensions: 7.5" x .8" x 8.5."

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