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Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra

Buford, Bill

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ISBN 10: 3822852376 / ISBN 13: 9783822852378
Published by Taschen, Lavergne, Tennessee, U.S.A., 2009
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED BY ARTIST and dated 2009 on title page. First Edition Thus,fine condition opened only for signing. Heavy book will require additional shipping for International. Bookseller Inventory # 001709

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Title: Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra

Publisher: Taschen, Lavergne, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Artist

Edition: First Thus.

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Synopsis:

At first glance, Walton Ford s large-scale, highly-detailed watercolors of animals may recall the prints of 19th century illustrators John James Audubon and Edward Lear, and others of the colonial era. But a closer look reveals a complex and disturbingly anthropomorphic universe, full of symbols, sly jokes, and allusions to the 'operatic' nature of traditional natural history themes. The beasts and birds populating this contemporary artist's life-size paintings are never mere objects, but dynamic actors in allegorical struggles: a wild turkey crushes a small parrot in its claw; a troupe of monkeys wreak havoc on a formal dinner table, an American buffalo is surrounded by bloodied white wolves. The book's title derives from The Pancha Tantra, an ancient Indian book of animal tales considered the precursor to Aesop s Fables.
This large-format edition includes an in-depth exploration of Walton Ford s oeuvre, a complete biography, and excerpts from his textual inspirations: Vietnamese folktales and the letters of Benjamin Franklin, the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini and Audubon s Ornithological Biography.

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Special features:
* Limited to 1,500 individually numbered copies, each signed by Walton Ford
* Printed on acid-free paper
* Finished in Luxor book cloth with a leather spine and corners with gold embossing
* Packaged in a clamshell box covered in Luxor book cloth

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