Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Dogs by Catherine Johns

Dogs were undoubtedly the first animals to become domesticated and have been the closest companions to human beings since the Stone Age. This book illuminates and explores this long association, as seen through the art and artifacts that express and celebrate it. The book opens with an engaging exploration of the evolution of the species, its earliest interaction with human communities and its domestication, its importance in human history and culture, and its role in art, symbolism and mythology. This is followed by comparisons and contrasts from different cultures, highlighting similarities and differences in the way that dogs have been perceived and depicted.The wide-ranging illustrations include not only domestic dogs but also dramatic portraits of wolves, foxes and jackals. From life-size sculpture to tiny engraved gems, mosaic floors to miniature paintings, ceramic vessels to pocket-knife handles, these thought-provoking illustrations span prehistory to the present, illuminating this most familiar and important relationship.

Buy Dogs by Catherine Johns from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780714150673
ISBN-10: 0714150673
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 217mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Dogs by Catherine Johns

Book Reviews - Dogs by Catherine Johns

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Dogs book by Catherine Johns and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Catherine Johns

Show Up and Shine by Catherine Johns
Paperback / softback, August 2013
$26.04
Jewellery of Roman Britain by Catherine Johns
Paperback, January 2012
$71.99
Cattle by Catherine Johns
Hardback, November 2011
$38.69
Horses by Catherine Johns
Hardback, March 2008
$60.97