If you're as passionate about birds as I am you might be thinking bird mania is already here but this month we'll get the chance to learn of others enthralled by birds.
Bernd Brunner, author of Birdmania, will speak at Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures on November 18 at 2pm.
His new book shows how our view of birds has changed over time -- from objects of worship, food sources, ornamentation, sport, and status symbols to beautiful creatures we watch in the wild. His stories of collectors, breeders, watchers, scientists and conservationists are illustrated with rare and stunning artwork inspired by (our!) obsession.
Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk says of the book, "An exquisitely beautiful book ... These stories about birds are ultimately reflections on the curious nature of humanity itself."
For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit New & Noted: Bernd Brunner at Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures.
What: Bernd Brunner, author of Birdmania, at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. A book signing will follow the lecture. Tickets $5.
Where: Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213.
When: Saturday November 18, 2017 at 2pm.
(book cover, cropped, from Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures)