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Gorgeous beasts : animal bodies in historical perspective / edited by Joan B. Landes, Paula Young Lee, and Paul Youngquist.

[2012], ©2012
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"A collection of essays examining the place of animals in history and culture and their influence on life and art, from the Renaissance to the present"--Provided by publisher.


University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2012], ©2012.

Physical description

xi, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Animal subjects : between nature and invention in Buffon's natural history illustrations / Joan B. Landes -- Renaissance animal things / Erica Fudge -- The Cujo effect / Paul Youngquist -- On vulnerability : studies from life that ought not to be copied / Ron Broglio -- The rights of man and the rights of animality at the end of the eighteenth century / Pierre Serna ; translated by Vito Caiati and Joan B. Landes -- Calling the wild / Harriet Ritvo -- Trophies and taxidermy / Nigel Rothfels -- Fishing for biomass / Sajay Samuel and Dean Bavington -- Daniel Spoerri's Carnival of animals / Cecilia Novero -- A conversation with the artist Mark Dion / Joan B. Landes, Paula Young Lee, and Paul Youngquist.



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