John James Audubon : Drawn From Nature

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Biography Documentary hosted by Cindy Katz, published by PBS broadcasted as part of PBS American Masters series in 2006 - English narration

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The story of John James Audubon is a dramatic and surprising one. He saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone of his time, and came to stand for America - the America of wilderness and wild things. Audubon was a self-taught artist and a self-made man whose life was rife with action and contradiction. He played the debonair European when he visited the American frontier, and then the wild woodsman in the drawing rooms of Europe. As an artist and a naturalist his achievements are monumental. The Birds of America - an astonishing collection of 435 life-size prints - was the largest book printed in the 19th century. Audubon was not only the artist; he was the writer, publisher and promoter. His early subscribers included the kings of England and France. Audubon continued to draw, creating a smaller folio of even more birds, and embarking on a major study of mammals. This book, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of America, was only half-done in 1846, when he turned the work over to his son. His eyesight was failing, as was his mind. John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature provides a large clear window onto life on the American frontier, creating a meaningful portrait of the state of both Art and Science in the first decades of the 19th century. Film shows us a person, and a people: the life and times of John James Audubon.

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.0
Video Bitrate: CRF 24
Video Resolution: 1280x720
Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 29.970
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 384kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 6
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 53mn 27s
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 1.01 GB
Source: HDTV
Encoded by: DocFreak08

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