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The Resource Bestiary : animals in art from the Ice Age to our age, Christopher Masters

Bestiary : animals in art from the Ice Age to our age, Christopher Masters

Label
Bestiary : animals in art from the Ice Age to our age
Title
Bestiary
Title remainder
animals in art from the Ice Age to our age
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Masters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is a wonderful visual, thematic exploration of animals - real, surreal and imaginary - as depicted on beautiful ritual objects and works of art. Famous artworks mix with little-seen artefacts from every age and around the globe, offering a fresh perspective and new comparisons to stimulate the mind. Art historian Christopher Masters is a wonderfully clear and informative guide, illuminating familiar masterpieces and bringing lesser-known treasures into the light. Arranged thematically into five chapters, his book depicts animals in intelligent pairings and groupings of images that encourage the reader to find and learn the cultural context and connections between the origins of many different civilizations. An ancient Egyptian bronze divine cat sits next to a 19th-century print of English domestic feline bliss; a miniature Ice Age mammoth sits with a wild horse from the Palaeolithic era; the royal lion hunt is played across the walls of Ashurbanipal's palace in Assyrian Nineveh; a Minoan acrobat leaps onto the back of a 3,500-year-old bull; while a Roman marble gives vivid life to the Persian legend of Mithras and the Bull
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Masters, Christopher
Dewey number
704.9/432
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7660
LC item number
.M355 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals in art
  • Animals, Mythical, in art
  • Art
  • Animals in art
Label
Bestiary : animals in art from the Ice Age to our age, Christopher Masters
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "With 268 illustrations."
  • "The British Museum."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Animals of the wild -- Domestic -- Exotic -- Symbolic -- Hybrids & mythical creatures
Control code
on1042082852
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780500480236
Lccn
2018932313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Bestiary : animals in art from the Ice Age to our age, Christopher Masters
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "With 268 illustrations."
  • "The British Museum."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Animals of the wild -- Domestic -- Exotic -- Symbolic -- Hybrids & mythical creatures
Control code
on1042082852
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780500480236
Lccn
2018932313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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