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Synopsis: The magnum opus of versatile Renaissance humanist Konrad Gesner was undoubtedly his 4-volume 'Historia animalium,' first published in the mid-16th century. It brought together all that Renaissance man knew or imagined about he animal kingdom in a prodigious text and hundreds of magnificent woodcut illustrations, executed by the finest artists of Gesner's time. With an eye to modern interest and utility, commercial artist and designer Edmund Gillon has selected 190 of the best woodcuts from the 'Historia' and from its adaptations and sequels.
The 190 creatures in this volume were drawn from medieval bestiaries, religious allegories, and exaggerated descriptions by sailors and explorers as well as from scientific accounts and empiric observation. These illustrations represent the zenith of the artist's conception and the woodcutter's skill in the 16th century. Included are some frankly fantastic animals such as a 7-headed hydra, an ichthyocentaur, sea monsters, as well more prosaic animals such as deer, ducks, and dogfish. Some illustrations, such as an ape, cat or eagle, are strikingly modern in form and content; others, such as a seahorse ridden by Neptune, a giraffe six times the size of man, and an elephant with segmented truck and umbrella-like ears, are distinctively medieval. Unicorns, crosses and assorted others represent the world of heraldry, as well.
Title: Curious Woodcuts of Fanciful and Real Beasts...
Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Condition: Acceptable
Book Description Dover Publications, Incorporated. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0486227014I5N00
Book Description Dover Publications Inc., 1971. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 093382
Book Description DOVER PUBLICATIONS - NEW YORK. Otros. Book Condition: Bien. Dust Jacket Condition: Bien. Manchas en la esquina y el corte superiores que afectan a la cubierta y el cuerpo de texto LIBRO. Bookseller Inventory # 307359
Book Description Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, U.S.A., 1971. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 0486227014. Bookseller Inventory # 030632
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Book Description Dover Publications, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0486227014
Book Description Dover Publications, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020486227014
Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Fine. 0486227014 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN7.0188936
Book Description Dover Publications, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010486227014
Book Description Dover Publications, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110486227014