Charley Harper’s Animal Kingdom

Birds and beasts come to life in a colossal volume of illustrated work

American artist Charley Harper‘s fascination with the natural world kicked off with a childhood spent on a West Virginia farm. In his professional work, Harper rendered natural subjects for “The Golden Book of Biology,” Ford Times, the National Park Service and the Cincinnati Zoo. Ammo Books—who previously released a massive large-format dedication titled “Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life“—recently followed up with an equally expansive volume, …