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Here be dragons : a fantastic bestiary

Author: Ariane Delacampagne; Christian Delacampagne
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chimeras, dragons, and unicorns may not exist, but they are illustrated in this book depicting images of fantastic beasts from the beginning of recorded time to the present. Using a blend of art history and musings on the religions and myths of various peoples, the authors attempt to define our age-old fascination with the unexplainable.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ariane Delacampagne; Christian Delacampagne
ISBN: 069111689X 9780691116891
OCLC Number: 52208444
Description: 199 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Symbols, dreams, religions --
Inventing a bestiary --
Unicorns and human hybrids --
Flying quadrupeds and dragons --
Influences or coincidences? --
The fantastic today.
Other Titles: Bestiaire fantastique.
Responsibility: Ariane Delacampagne and Christian Delacampagne.
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Offers an illustrated compendium of the menagerie of imaginary animals that humans have conjured up over the ages. This book take us on a journey through five thousand years of art, examining the  Read more...

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"This lovely presentation of dragons and other imaginary beasts found in art all over the world makes it clear that humans have an almost innate facility for creating a pretend nature... [A] Read more...

 
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