The Menagerie

Author: Richard Merritt,Claire Scully

Publisher: LOM ART

ISBN: 9781910552155

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Page: 64

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'This beautiful collection of animal portraits is one of the most intricate colouring books on the market.' - Isabelle Broom, Heat magazineThe Menagerie is filled with beautiful animal heads to colour and complete. Each wonderfully detailed piece is a work of art to be treasured by keen colourers and animal lovers alike.The book features bespoke artwork from Richard Merritt, one of the talented illustrators of the bestselling Art Therapy series.
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The Aviary

Author: Sophie Schrey

Publisher: LOM ART

ISBN: 9781910552216

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Page: 64

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Beautifully illustrated birds that will come alive as you colour them in! The Aviaryis a soothing book of intricate illustrations that will awaken your imagination and creativity as you colour.​The Aviary is filled with an array of beautiful birds to colour and complete. Each wonderfully detailed piece is a work of art to be treasured by keen colourers and bird lovers alike. Printed on perforated paper, these incredible works of art can be easily pulled out and displayed. The cover is fully foiled, and makes this book a wonderful gift for anyone who loves colouring.
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Dinosauria

Author: Claire Scully

Publisher: Buster Books

ISBN: 9781780554563

Category: Coloring books

Page: 64

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Dinosauria -- a beautiful book filled with stunning dinosaur portraits to colour and complete!
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Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain

Zoos, Collections, Portraits, and Maps

Author: Ann C. Colley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134766521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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What did the 13th Earl of Derby, his twenty-two-year-old niece, Manchester’s Belle Vue Zoo, and even some ordinary laborers all have in common? All were avid collectors and exhibitors of exotic, and frequently unruly, specimens. In her study of Britain’s craze for natural history collecting, Ann C. Colley makes extensive use of archival materials to examine the challenges, preoccupations, and disordered circumstances that attended the amassing of specimens from faraway places only vaguely known to the British public. As scientific institutions sent collectors to bring back exotic animals and birds for study and classification by anatomists and zoologist, it soon became apparent that collecting skins rather than live animals or birds was a relatively more manageable endeavor. Colley looks at the collecting, exhibiting, and portraying of animal skins to show their importance as trophies of empire and representations of identity. While a zoo might display skins to promote and glorify Britain’s colonial achievements, Colley suggests that the reality of collecting was characterized more by chaos than imperial order. For example, Edward Lear’s commissioned illustrations of the Earl of Derby’s extensive collection challenge the colonial’s or collector’s commanding gaze, while the Victorian public demonstrated a yearning to connect with their own wildness by touching the skins of animals. Colley concludes with a discussion of the metaphorical uses of wild skins by Gerard Manley Hopkins and other writers, exploring the idea of skin as a locus of memory and touch where one’s past can be traced in the same way that nineteenth-century mapmakers charted a landscape. Throughout the book Colley calls upon recent theories about the nature and function of skin and touch to structure her discussion of the Victorian fascination with wild animal skins.
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A Japanese Menagerie

Animal Pictures by Kawanabe Kyōsai

Author: Rosina Buckland,Timothy Clark,Shigeru Oikawa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animals

Page: 112

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"There is a long and vital tradition in East Asian art of animal painting. In Japan, pictures of animals have often been imbued with human characteristics for humorous, even satirical purposes. Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) was a highly individualistic painter of the late Edo and early Meiji eras, his career spanning from the end of the feudal system to the beginnings of rapid modernization. His name meant 'crazy studio' and in the 1860s he developed a new genre of 'crazy pictures' (kyoga). Kyosai's works range from painstakingly detailed painted works, to spontaneous and inspired sketches dashed off while drinking prodigious amounts of sake. Many of his designs were made into popular colour prints and illustrated books. Kyosai found an important source of inspiration for his art in the example of the medieval monk-painter Toba Sojo (Kakuyu, 1053-1140), whose comic sketches of animals were thought to satirise the pretensions of the society of his time. In a similar way, Kyosai often made animals the agents for his own light-hearted commentary on the new Meiji Japan. This book illustrates seventy-two of Kyosai's most colourful and comic pictures of animals, from cats to mice, and frogs to elephants. Beautifully designed, and with three short introductory chapters on the artist and his work, and a foreword by Israel Goldman, this is a perfect introduction to the weird and wonderful animal-inhabited world of Kyosai"--Publisher's description.
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