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Corporate Author Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des estampes et de la photographie, author.

Title Animal : a beastly compendium : treasures from the Prints and Photographs Department at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France / edited by Rémi Mathis and Valérie Sueur-Hermel ; preface by Michel Pastoureau ; translated from the French by Augusta Dörr.

Publication Info. London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    704.9432 BIB    In Transit
Description 164 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
"First published in France under the title Animal © 2014, Bibliothèque nationale de France."
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Ass -- Bear -- "Beast of Gévaudan" -- Beaver -- Bee -- Bird -- "Bird-Woman" -- Bull -- Butterfly -- Camel -- Carp -- Cat -- Chimera -- Cow -- Crocodile -- Deer -- Dinosaur -- Dog -- Dolphin -- Dromedary -- Duck -- Elephant -- Fish -- Fox -- Frog -- Giant Squid -- Giraffe -- Goat -- Goose -- Grasshopper -- Hippopotamus -- Horse -- Jaguar -- Lion -- Mole -- Monkey -- Mouse -- Ostrich -- Owl -- Ox -- Panther -- Parrot -- Peacock -- Pelican -- Pig -- Porcupine -- Rabbit -- Ram -- Rhinoceros -- Salamander -- Shrimp -- Snake -- Snowy Owl -- Sperm Whale -- Spider -- Spiny Lobster -- Stag -- Swan -- Tiger -- Turtle Dove -- Unicorn -- Water Spaniel -- Wild Boar -- Wolf -- Zebra.
Summary "This beautiful book presents a selection of 100 graphic artworks depicting animals, both real and mythical frogs, dogs, lions and unicorns - held in the prints and photography collections of the Bibliotheque nationale de France. Each image is accompanied by a commentary that provides a historical context for the image and on the natural and symbolic history of the beast depicted. The panoply of wonderful beasts includes Durer's rhinoceros, Manet's cats on their Parisian rooftops, a carp by Hiroshige and Matisse's elegant swan, and the artwork includes etchings, lithographs, engravings and woodcuts from the 16th century to the present. In his preface to the volume, the cultural historian Michel Pastoureau considers the symbolic power of animals in the human imagination, providing us with 'a huge repertoire of signs and dreams'." -- provided by publisher.
Subject Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des estampes et de la photographie -- Catalogs.
Animals in art -- Catalogs.
Prints, French -- Catalogs.
Prints, European -- Catalogs.
Prints, American -- Catalogs.
Prints -- France -- Paris -- Catalogs.
Added Author Sueur-Hermel, Valérie, editor.
Mathis, Rémi, 1982- editor.
Pastoureau, Michel, 1947- writer of preface.
Dörr, Augusta, translator.
Added Title Animal. English
ISBN 9781474274944 hardback
1474274943 hardback

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