The Art of TaxidermyHardback
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- Publisher: PAVILION BOOKS
- Format: Hardback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 192mm x 226mm x 18mm | 699g
- Publication date: 1 October 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 186205987X
- ISBN 13: 9781862059870
- Illustrations note: Over 100 colour photographs and illustrations
- Sales rank: 167,377
The Art of Taxidermy is a contemporary look at an historical and controversial subject - a sumptuous photographic led exploration of the genre's history, uses and modern applications. Taxidermy courses are enjoying a renewed surge of popularity and this book is poised to offer the new wave of enthusiasts a beautiful volume on the subject. Well-researched text covering aspects of the artform's history, including hunting trophies, museums displays, its use in media and film, interior decoration and the work of contemporary artists reinventing an age-old technique is complemented by stunning photography. This fascinating book will make an ideal gift for both those with a passing interest in taxidermy and art enthusiasts alike.
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Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for 25 years. She has been writing for the National Trust Books list for the last 3 years and was the chief contributor to the National Trust Book of the Countryside, including the regional features. Her other books include Wild Food, Home Grown Fruit and Allotments. She is a softie cyclist, enjoying the Kent countryside, where she lives, on two wheels.
"Eastoe does a terrific job of highlighting the thoughtfulness and creativity behind a craft often dismissed as kitschy or creepy. . . lavishly illustrated." --"Publishers Weekly"