Animal Illustration: The Essential Reference by Carol Belanger Grafton

By Carol Belanger Grafton

accomplished and unique, this quantity contains the best works in animal representation from the center a while throughout the 20th century. The chronological presentation of thousands of black-and-white and colour photographs starts off with a medieval illuminated manuscript by the Limbourg brothers and the Renaissance works of Albrecht Dürer and different artists from the 1st centuries of printing. next illustrations contain the seventeenth-century actual and imaginary animals of Matthäus Merian and the original eighteenth-century compilations of Albertus Seba. Nineteenth-century photos are drawn from resources as different as J. G. Heck's Bilder Atlas; the prints of Georges Baron Cuvier; William Jardine's 40-volume Naturalist's Library; chook illustrations through John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, Edward Lear, and plenty of others; extraordinary butterfly and insect photographs by means of E. A. Seguy, besides as animal illustrations from Victorian chromolithograph die cuts. The beautiful Edwardian bestiary of the Detmold brothers brings the gathering into the 20th century, and ends with the imagery of up to date dinosaur artist James Gurney.
Detailed bibliographical info referring to each source—including biographical information of every artist—makes this collection an essential reference software in addition to a perfect source of exceptional animal illustrations. scholars of image art and representation, in addition to picture designers and ads execs, will prize this treasury of fabric from many infrequent ancient sources.

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