Stagecoach South West

Stagecoach South West

Trains Around Eastleigh and Southampton

Trains Around Eastleigh and Southampton

The Garden Aviary

Publication Date15th May 2023

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations100

Height234

Width165

A profusely illustrated history of bird keeping, with examples of aviaries both grand and more humble.
Regular Price £15.99 Online Price: £14.39
Availability: Out of stock
ISBN
9781398113190

Julius Caesar said that Britons ‘thought it wrong to partake of hare, cockerel, or geese, but they keep these instead for reasons of affection and pleasure’.


Throughout our history we have certainly admired birds and envied their brilliant plumage and ability to fly and we have a long and ongoing history of keeping all manner of birds for their beauty and companionship. The Garden Aviary shines a spotlight on the aviaries of private gardens and public parks. It will appeal to those interested in the social and cultural history of bird keeping or the history of garden buildings.


Illustrated with examples of aviaries both grand and humble, this is an exploration of the garden aviary built as status symbol or as a tool for conservation and the preservation of genetic diversity, but primarily, as Caesar thought, for reasons of affection and pleasure.

Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account