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Author Poliquin, Rachel, 1975-

Title The breathless zoo : taxidermy and the cultures of longing / Rachel Poliquin
Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2012]


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 MELB  590.752 Pol/Bzt  DUE 18-02-20
 W'PONDS  590.752 Pol/Bzt  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 259 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Series Animalibus : of animals and cultures
Contents Wonder -- Beauty -- Spectacle -- Order -- Narrative -- Allegory -- Remembrance
Summary "A cultural and poetic analysis of the art and science of taxidermy, from sixteenth-century cabinets of wonders to contemporary animal art"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Taxidermy -- History.
Taxidermy -- Social aspects.
Taxidermy -- Psychological aspects.
Human-animal relationships.
Desire -- Social aspects.
Animals in art.
Animals in literature.
LC no. 2011045700
ISBN 9780271053721 cloth acid-free paper
0271053720 cloth acid-free paper