Last year saw the publication of Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird by Katie Fallon (ForeEdge). While this book focuses on turkey vultures, there is considerable discussion of the turkey vulture’s close relative, the California condor. Here’s a review.
This post offers 8 more illustrations of the California condor from 8 books.
In 1953, California condors appeared on a CBS television program (in the USA). While the program’s visuals are spectacular, the accompanying narration is anything but. Here is a report.
For this post, I show a diverse set of black & white photos of the California condor.
Last autumn, the art gallery Gagosian (Beverly Hills, California) presented Calafia, an exhibition of paintings by Walton Ford. According to the gallery’s press release:
Ford’s work explores where natural history and human culture intersect…. Using the visual language and medium of nineteenth century naturalist illustrators such as John James Audubon, Ford masters the aesthetics of scientific truth only to amplify and subvert them, creating provacative, and sometimes fanciful narratives out of facts.
The California condor appears in the exhibited paintings in both real and surreal form. Here’s a look.
Last month I described articles about the California condor from European magazines. In this post I consider articles from magazines published in Africa.
This blog includes many posts about articles in newspapers and general-interest magazines. This is because these publications were likely to be found in the hands of a large, diverse readership. Before the internet – and even more so before television – newspapers and magazines were how people learned about our world, including the California condor.
Another widely-available source of information in the pre-internet years was encyclopedias. Encyclopedias covering “all” topics were once fairly common in households, whether in the form of single, large volumes or multi-volume sets. This post is about the presentation of the California condor in these reference works.