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The Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art
Hope D. Werness
New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2006
 

"Animals and their symbolism in diverse world cultures and different eras of human history are chronicled in this lovely volume. ... The focus of the encyclopedia is on animals and their symbolism in diverse world cultures and in different eras of human history. Most entries on particular animals begin with brief zoological information, which includes the animal's scientific name and classification as well as its range, habitat, and behavior. Main, general entries on cultural, chronological and geographical areas include cross-references to specific cultures discussed in greater detail. Other broader entries address the significance of animals in their own environments (e.g., architecture of animals, tools used by animals), and still others deal with animals in the human sphere (e.g., pet animals, zoo). The ways that people think about animals and what people do to and with animals as a result are discussed in more theoretical entries, such as anomalous animal and complimentary duality. Some entries deal with the ways in which animals are depicted (composition, X-ray images). The work concludes with a Bibliography, and Index of Names, and an Appendix of Animal Taxonomy." - publisher

Language: English


 
ISBN: 0-8264-1913-5
 
  
 
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