Animal: Exploring the Zoological World
300 captivating images that celebrate the ways in which we have depicted animals in art and culture

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World


The first book to bring together animal art from across all media, cultures, and time periods - from ancient cave art and manuscripts to cutting-edge photography and digital-imaging techniques


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Explore the beauty and diversity of the animal world through more than 300 captivating images from across time and from every corner of the globe

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World is a visually stunning and broad-ranging survey that explores and celebrates humankind's ongoing fascination with animals. Since our very first moments on Earth, we have been compelled to make images of the curious beasts around us - whether as sources of food, danger, wonder, power, scientific significance or companionship. This carefully curated selection of images, chosen by an international panel of experts, delves into our shared past to tell the story of animal life.

From the first cave paintings, extraordinary medieval bestiaries and exquisite scientific illustration, to iconic paintings, contemporary artworks and the incredible technological advancements that will shape our futures together, the huge range of works reflects the beauty and variety of animals themselves - including butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, frogs, tigers, dogs, jellyfish, spiders and elephants, to name a few.

Arranged in a curated and thought-provoking sequence, this engaging compilation includes iconic works by some of the great names in zoology, such as Conrad Gesner, Charles Darwin and John James Audubon, as well as celebrated artists and photographers, indigenous cultures and lesser-known figures who have made important contributions to the study and representation of animals throughout history.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 300 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714876818

James Hanken is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is also the director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology and curator of herpetology.

"Stunning."—Parents-News.co.uk

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World
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Astonishing Animals
Animal: Exploring the Zoological World
The Diana Monkey
Jill Greenberg manipulates her hyperrealist photographs to emphasise the connection between us and them
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Animal: Exploring the Zoological World
The Steppe Bison
Painted 17,000 years ago, using sophisticated techniques, there's a lot more to this image than you think
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Animal: Exploring the Zoological World
Cai Guo-Qiang's Heritage Installation
Spectacular artwork featured in our new book Animal, depicts a scene that could never actually occur in nature
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The Sweat Bee
Responsible for 80 per cent of pollination in the world this creature's waning population is a big danger for us
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The Male Diving Beetle
The microscopic intricacy of this insect’s foot belies a deeply sinister mating habit
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The Siamese Fighting Fish
Decades of selective breeding has enabled East Asian animal lovers to create this beautiful but rather violent pet
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