Animal Illustration: The Essential Reference by Carol Belanger Grafton

By Carol Belanger Grafton

accomplished and enjoyable, this quantity includes the best works in animal representation from the center a long time in the course of the 20th century. The chronological presentation of 1000s of black-and-white and colour photographs starts 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 genuine and imaginary animals of Matthäus Merian and the original eighteenth-century compilations of Albertus Seba. Nineteenth-century photos are drawn from assets as various as J. G. Heck's Bilder Atlas; the prints of Georges Baron Cuvier; William Jardine's 40-volume Naturalist's Library; chook illustrations by means of John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, Edward Lear, and lots of others; extraordinary butterfly and insect photos via E. A. Seguy, to boot 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 latest dinosaur artist James Gurney.
Detailed bibliographical info touching on each source—including biographical info of every artist—makes this collection a necessary reference software in addition to a perfect source of remarkable animal illustrations. scholars of image art and representation, in addition to photo designers and ads execs, will prize this treasury of fabric from many infrequent ancient sources.

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