Monday, January 2, 2012

Chatting with author Carol Sheehan, "The Birding Life"

Before the holiday madness, we chatted with author Carol Sheehan, who along with husband Laurence Sheehan and Kathryn Precourt, has written a new book in their series of "Life" books called THE BIRDING LIFE. The book covers the many varied uses of bird imagery and lifestyles that have been incorporated into interiors and art over the last century. This beautifully shot coffee table book (photography by William Stites) covers a wide range of "bird-life" styles as captured by 20th century artist Charley Harper and contemporary gals about town The Hovey Sisters and everything in between.

 Charley Harper 

Carol Sheehan has had a long career in magazine publishing, most notably as editor in chief of County Home magazine. Laurence Sheehan is a freelance writer who has contributed to New England Monthly, The Atlantic and Travel + Leisure, among others. Kathryn Precourt is a magazine editor and interior designer. William Stites is a widely published photographer whose work has appeared in House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, GQ and Esquire.  Previous books include "Living With Dogs" and "A Gardener's Life".

 Wallpapers and textiles by Thomas Paul

If birds, both inside or out, are your passion, this book is a must have. If you would like a chance to win a copy of the book, courtesy of Carol, please leave a comment below.

Congratulations to Kim who has won a copy of this book! Thanks to everyone for your comments!