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Description - Best Friend Forever by J.D. Powe

Marble eyes and satin bows ! Delicate paws on velvet pillows ! Discover the whimsical world of victorian pet taxidermy through the extraordinary collection of J.D Powe. Once much loved, these furry friends where immortalized, outliving their owners, and are now both symbol of love, grief, and our complex relationship with the animal kingdom.

Discover hundreds of victorian cats, dogs, and other domestic pets from the past and how they were preserved to be cherished for enernity !

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782374950822
ISBN-10: 2374950824
Format: Hardback
(143mm x 194mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Cernunnos
Publisher: Cernunnos
Publish Date: 10-Jun-2021
Country of Publication: France

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Author Biography - J.D. Powe

JD Powe earned a BA in the History of Science from Harvard University and was fortunate enough to study evolutionary biology with the late Stephen Jay Gould. His life-long fascination with evolutionary biology and natural history led to an extensive private collection of antique taxidermy, including works by some of the Victorian era's most acclaimed animal preservers. Most recently, JD was invited to curate the taxidermy exhibit at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum. The. 4-month exhibit, Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality, drew enthusiasts and curiosity-seekers from around the globe hoping to see extinct species such as the passenger pigeon and remarkable oddities such as an extraordinary 4-tusked walrus dated to 1915. The exhibit's greatest attraction was arguably Walter Potter's The Kitten's Wedding, a world-renown anthropomorphic tableau featuring 19 kittens dressed in full Victorian wedding regalia attending a posh ceremony (c. 1890). For the exhibit, this work was displayed alongside would-be wedding guests including boxing squirrels, sadistic frogs, a multi-level factory of paper-making mice and a notorious drunken monkey. Also on display was the now-infamous Wall of Dogs, an eclectic assortment of 20 taxidermy canines that served as the inspiration for this book.

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