Windows on Nature: The Great Habitat Dioramas of the American Museum of Natural History
Here, at long last, is the story of how the Museum's world-famous displays came to be, fusing art and science to capture life in the wild - and captivate children and adults alike for generations. Lavishly illustrated, this book is a treasure for nature, art, and museum lovers everywhere.
Hardcover: 180 pages
Author: Stephen C. Quinn - Senior Exhibition & Project Manager, equal parts artist, exhibit designer and craftsman, and field naturalist.
Stephen C. Quinn brings a unique combination of skills to the exhibition department of the American Museum of Natural History. Mr. Quinn has contributed to virtually all aspects of exhibit design and construction at the Museum including foreground materials, field collecting, and taxidermy. An accomplished bird painter, his original artwork for the Museum includes scientific illustrations, murals, and background paintings. Mr. Quinn currently leads nature trips and instructs classes on animal anatomy for artists. His author credits include contributing illustrator for the "Complete Guide to North American Wildlife" and “Windows on Nature"‚ a chronicle of the great dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History.