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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stunning
A fascinating and beautifully presented look at the art of Taxidermy.

For many (including myself), Taxidermy is one of those slightly squeamish art forms, but this book aims to change that. Taking you through from the very first piece of Taxidermy in existence to modern artists such as Polly Morgan (who wrote the foreword), I now find myself fascinated. Some...
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1.0 out of 5 stars THEY GENERALLY EAT THEM ' - THE MOST GROSS AND NAIVE STATEMENT ONE WHO KNOWS ANIMALS CAN MAKE - ANIMALS HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF DE
THIS BOOK APPEARS TO BE ART AND ANIMAL FRIENDLY - YET CONTAINS SUCH STATEMENTS AS THIS ONE BY POLLY MORGAN - 'ANIMALS DON'T MOURN THEIR DEAD, THEY GENERALLY EAT THEM ' - THE MOST GROSS AND NAIVE STATEMENT ONE WHO KNOWS ANIMALS CAN MAKE - ANIMALS HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF DEATH & DYING ESPECIALLY AMONG THEIR OWN KIND. THIS BOOK ATTEMPTS TO RESCUE TAXIDERMY FROM INEVITABLE...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stunning, 29 Nov. 2012
This review is from: The Art of Taxidermy (Hardcover)
A fascinating and beautifully presented look at the art of Taxidermy.

For many (including myself), Taxidermy is one of those slightly squeamish art forms, but this book aims to change that. Taking you through from the very first piece of Taxidermy in existence to modern artists such as Polly Morgan (who wrote the foreword), I now find myself fascinated. Some of the early pieces of Taxidermy are incredible and the photo of workmen trying to get a 15 ft stuffed Giraffe up the steps of the Natural History Museum in the 50s is amazing!
Some of the collections photographed are truly exquisite, some on the slightly bizarre side, but all are real works of art.
I would really recommend this book for both keen Taxidermists or lovers of Taxidermy, and those that are intrigued or just appreciate beautiful art.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read, 8 Dec. 2013
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Great read for taxidermy lovers, images are beautiful and context of the book as a whole fantastic, well worth a read
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a fascinating read., 3 Mar. 2014
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A book that I just didn't want to put down. I am now going to find out about taxidermy classes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!, 8 May 2013
This review is from: The Art of Taxidermy (Hardcover)
This ground-breaking book takes a broad look at an unusual and fascinating subject from the origins of taxidermy to new and imaginative, contemporary use of the art. Delightful to read with beautiful, stylish photography.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book, 12 April 2013
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very detail in the taxidermy movement, good photos of artwork in it and learn the history of the movement. it is enjoyable to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book, 5 Mar. 2013
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this was bought for my daughter, and she thoroughly enjoys reading it, she said that its better than she expected
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Really enjoyed it, 2 Oct. 2014
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Great book. Really enjoyed it.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars THEY GENERALLY EAT THEM ' - THE MOST GROSS AND NAIVE STATEMENT ONE WHO KNOWS ANIMALS CAN MAKE - ANIMALS HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF DE, 29 Jan. 2015
This review is from: The Art of Taxidermy (Hardcover)
THIS BOOK APPEARS TO BE ART AND ANIMAL FRIENDLY - YET CONTAINS SUCH STATEMENTS AS THIS ONE BY POLLY MORGAN - 'ANIMALS DON'T MOURN THEIR DEAD, THEY GENERALLY EAT THEM ' - THE MOST GROSS AND NAIVE STATEMENT ONE WHO KNOWS ANIMALS CAN MAKE - ANIMALS HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF DEATH & DYING ESPECIALLY AMONG THEIR OWN KIND. THIS BOOK ATTEMPTS TO RESCUE TAXIDERMY FROM INEVITABLE ASSOCIATION WITH TROPHY COLLECTING - BUT IT FAILS AS THE AUTHOR CALLS THESE MASS MURDERERS - 'GREAT COLLECTORS' - 'NATURALISTS '& 'GENTLEMEN' EVEN THOUGH THEY ENGAGED IN LEISURE AND PLEASURE OF HUNTING EXPEDITIONS FOR THEIR RECORD BREAKING 'SO CALLED' TROPHIES - THEY WERE NOT GENTLEMEN AND THERE WAS NOTHING GENTLEMANLY ABOUT COLD BLOOD KILLING OF ANIMALS ON THE CONTINENTS WHERE THEY USED TO LIVE TOGETHER WITH PEOPLE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS UNTIL THESE SO CALLED CLEVER 'NATURALISTS' ARRIVED - THE RESULT IS - THESE ANIMALS HANG DEAD IN MUSEUMS AND HOUSES - THEY DO NOT LIVE THERE - THEY HANG DEAD AND SERVE AS A TESTIMONY TO WHITE MEN'S GREED . ANIMALS ARE OUR COMPANIONS AND FEELING CREATURES - THEY ARE NOT OBJECTS OF DECOR , THEY ARE NOT TROPHIES AND HAVE NO MONETARY VALUE BEYOND THEIR USABILITY - UNFORTUNATELY THE AUTHOR DOES NOT GET IT AND GLORIFIES WHAT IS A SHAMEFUL PRACTICE OF OBJECTIFYING LIVING & FEELING CREATURES. SOME IDEAS PRESENTED IN THIS BOOK BORDER ON DISNEY WORLDVIEW . A NAIVE, SIMPLISTIC ACCOUNT TRYING TO RESURRECT SHAMEFUL AND UTTERLY DISGUSTING HERITAGE - AND JUSTIFY CURRENT TROPHY HUNTING IN THE NAME OF TAXIDERMY DIRTY ART
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