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Curious Beasts By Alison E. Wright

Curious Beasts
by Alison E. Wright

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In the visual arts of 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. This book explores perceptions of natural world as seen through eyes of imaginative artists.
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Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum by Alison E. Wright

The Camelopard, The Monstrous Pig, The Famous Porcupine, Durer's 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 humankind's enduring curiosity about the animal world.

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About Alison E. Wright


Alison E. Wright is a curator of prints and drawings at the British Museum and curator of the Museum's touring exhibition Curious beasts: animal prints from D rer to Goya.

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GOR010087439
Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum by Alison E. Wright
Alison E. Wright
Used - Like New
Paperback
British Museum Press
2013-09-01
112
0714126888
9780714126883
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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