The Art of Taxidermy Hardcover – 31 Oct 2012
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Eastoe does a terrific job of highlighting the thoughtfulness and creativity behind a craft often dismissed as kitschy or creepy - lavishly illustrated --Publishers Weekly reviewed August 12
About the Author
Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for 25 years. She has been writing for the National Trust Books list for the last 3 years and was the chief contributor to the National Trust Book of the Countryside, including the regional features. Her other books include Wild Food, Home Grown Fruit and Allotments. She is a softie cyclist, enjoying the Kent countryside, where she lives, on two wheels.
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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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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... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Józef Piłsudski
very detail in the taxidermy movement, good photos of artwork in it and learn the history of the movement. it is enjoyable to read.Published on 12 April 2013 by ash