Bird Hand Book
PHOTOGRAPHS BY VICTOR SCHRAGER
TEXT BY A.S. BYATT
"With such an optimal collaboration of the best photographer and the best author - all surrounding, to boot, an idea of wonderful originality in depicting the human side and meaning of natural history - the old cliché equation has been fractured. These birds-in-hand are worth all the others in all the bushes combined."
Stephen Jay Gould
selected for "50 Covers/50 Books" AIGA, New York
selected for Design + Art Direction Annual, London
" Victor Schrager's Bird Hand Book (Graphis $60) is a collection of birds held by human hands against a background of plain, light-colored fabric. The results are startling, amusing, and enchanting. These are birds at their most vulnerable - restrained and stripped of all natural surroundings. But the setting only enhances the uniqueness of each species and the sense of independence and vitality that we associate with birds. A.S. Byatt's text complements and interprets this theme, and the book's beautiful design weaves everything together."David Alan Sibley - House and Garden