Paper zoo: 500 Years of Animals in art [Audiobook] download free by Charlotte Sleigh

Paper zoo: 500 Years of Animals in art Audiobook download free by Charlotte Sleigh
  • Listen audiobook: Paper zoo: 500 Years of Animals in art
  • Author: Charlotte Sleigh
  • Release date: 2016/2/6
  • Publisher: BRITISH LIBRARY PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780712357432
  • Rating: 8.67 of 10
  • Votes: 120
  • Review by: Miriam Collins
  • Review rating: 7.73 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/17
  • Duration: 3H11M1S in 256 kbps (51.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-25
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WMA, ATRAC, MPEG4, WAV, AAC, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC (compression RAR, CBZ, XZ, ZIP, Z)
  • Total pages original book: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 16M41S (4.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The Paper Zoo traces the varied and vital role of natural history illustration in science and art since the fifteenth century. Sumptuous images from giants of the genre - such as the birds of John J. Audubon, or the insects of Maria Sybilla Merian - accompany less familiar but equally intriguing illustrations from manuscripts, journals, and rare printed books. Together, these works represent a collection of nature's wonders. Birds, butterflies, insects, mammals, reptiles, and fish were immortalised in print; pests and curiosities were wondered at; microorganisms made monsters. Travellers brought home, on paper, exotic creatures. Scholars and hobbyists insisted upon the beauty and significance of native creatures, both wild and domesticated - even cows and clothes moths.Charlotte Sleigh shows how the styles and purposes of natural history illustration evolved, from animal alphabets to the extraordinary productions of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century naturalists and explorers recording and classifying the living world.She pays tribute to the achievements of little-known, unsung painters and colourists, alongside famous artists, in this mighty endeavour of collecting, defining and exhibiting animal life on the page.Here, too, were ironies and contradictions: many naturalists were also hunters, and the dodo and the great auk survive only in paper zoos. Selected for the Spectator's Best Art Books of 2016.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Natural History Books
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 45.48 USD
  • Dimensions: 220x280x38mm
  • Weight: 1,532g
  • Printed by: The British Library Publishing Division
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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