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Description - Book of Beasts - The Bestiary in the Medieval World by Elizabeth Morrison

A celebration of the visual contributions of the bestiary-one of the most popular types of illuminated books during the Middle Ages-and an exploration of its lasting legacy. Brimming with lively animals both real and fantastic, the bestiary was one of the great illuminated manuscript traditions of the Middle Ages. Encompassing imaginary creatures such as the unicorn, siren, and griffin; exotic beasts including the tiger, elephant, and ape; as well as animals native to Europe like the beaver, dog, and hedgehog, the bestiary is a vibrant testimony to the medieval understanding of animals and their role in the world. So iconic were the stories and images of the bestiary that its beasts essentially escaped from the pages, appearing in a wide variety of manuscripts and other objects, including tapestries, ivories, metalwork, and sculpture.

With over 270 color illustrations and contributions by twenty-five leading scholars, this gorgeous volume explores the bestiary and its widespread influence on medieval art and culture as well as on modern and contemporary artists like Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst.

Published to accompany an exhibition on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center May 14 to August 18, 2019.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781606065907
Format: Hardback
(296mm x 248mm x 39mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Getty Publications
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2019
Country of Publication: United States

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