Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum

ISBN: 9780714126883 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2013 Autor: Alison E. Wright Editură: British Museum Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 112 Stoc: În stoc

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The Camelopard, The Monstrous Pig, The Famous Porcupine, Dürers Rhinoceros: these are but a few of the beautiful and bizarre creatures that feature in this delightful book. In the visual arts of the fifteenth to the early nineteenth centuries in Europe, animals were understood in relation to the human world, whether as animals of the farm, estate or household, beasts of burden or as diversions in menageries and travelling shows. At the same time, rapidly increasing investigation of the natural world engaged artists in the problems of accurate representation: prints were particularly important in distributing natural historical information (or misinformation) across a wide, international audience. This beautifully illustrated book explores perceptions of the natural world as seen through the eyes of imaginative artists: works by Goya, Stubbs and Bewick stand alongside prints by lesser-known artists, each selected for its graphic strength, charm and narrative interest. Featured are natural history studies, masterpieces from the British Museum's exceptional collection of classical old master prints, book illustrations, satires and popular prints to beautifully capture the diversity and appeal of early modern print culture. Visually stunning, entertaining and intriguing, this book explores humankinds enduring curiosity about the animal world.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Alison E. Wright
Data Publicarii
2013
Editura
British Museum Press
Inaltime
18.8
Latime
17.1
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
112
Isbn 13
9780714126883
Cod
9780714126883
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