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A School of Dolphins By Charles Avery

A School of Dolphins
by Charles Avery

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Offers information on dolphins. This book features illustrations that are equally various, showing dolphins not only inspiring artists over several millennia, but miraculously surviving almost unchanged from ancient Knossos to the Thames Embankment.
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A School of Dolphins Summary


A School of Dolphins by Charles Avery

Dolphins have long featured in Western art as religious and political symbols, but never before has there been an art book devoted to these beautiful and intelligent animals - until now. Published to celebrate the sixtieth Anniversary of the founding of Thames & Hudson - for whom the dolphin has special significance - this endearing little volume combines charm, intellectual scholarship and serious art history. The subject proves to be surprisingly rich and has been largely neglected by specialists in iconography, mythology, symbolism and art. The illustrations are equally various, showing dolphins not only inspiring artists over several millennia, but miraculously surviving almost unchanged from ancient Knossos to the Thames Embankment.

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A School of Dolphins Reviews


'This book bears many of the hallmarks of Thames & Hudson ... it is elegantly designed, handsomely bound and full of lavishly reproduced pictures.... a triumph of picture research.' - Telegraph.co.uk
'Fascinating ... the images are plentiful, rich and powerful' - The Art Book
'Scholarship and an impressive knowledge are interspersed with a readable style and humorous touches ... delightful' - The Art Newspaper
'Utterly charming' - V&A Magazine

About Charles Avery


Charles Avery is a freelance consultant and was previously Deputy Keeper of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Among his other books is Bernini: Genius of the Baroque, also published by Thames & Hudson.

Additional information

GOR003212691
A School of Dolphins by Charles Avery
Charles Avery
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2009-05-05
224
0500238618
9780500238615
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.