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Author Werness, Hope B.

Title The continuum encyclopedia of animal symbolism in art / Hope B. Werness ; line drawings by Joanne H. Benedict and Hope B. Werness ; additional drawings by Tiffany Ramsay-Lozano and Scott Thomas
Published New York : Continuum, [2003]


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 MELB  398.369 Wer/Ceo  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 476 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary "The focus of this encyclopedia is on animals and their symbolism in diverse world cultures and in different eras of human history. Most entries on particular animals begin with brief zoological information, which includes the animal's scientific name and classification as well as its range, habitat, and behavior. Main, general entries on cultural, chronological, and geographical areas include cross-references to specific cultures discussed in greater detail. Other broader entries address the significance of animals in their own environments (e.g., architecture of animals, tool use by animals), and still others deal with animals in the human sphere (e.g., pet animal, zoo). The ways that people think about animals and what people do to and with animals as a result are discussed in more theoretical entries, such as anomalous animal, collectives, complementary duality. Finally, some entries deal with the ways in which animals are depicted (composition, X-ray images)
The work concludes with an Appendix of Animal Taxonomy, a Bibliography, and an Index of Names."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Animals -- Folklore -- Encyclopedias.
Animals -- Symbolic aspects -- Encyclopedias.
Animals -- Mythology -- Encyclopedias.
Animals in art -- Encyclopedias.
Symbolism in art -- Encyclopedias.
Ethnozoology -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Wörterbuch
Reference works.
Reference works.
Author Thomas, Scott (Writer on Harry Potter)
Benedict, Joanne H
Ramsay-Lozano, Tiffany.
LC no. 2003017107
ISBN 0826415253 hardcover alkaline paper
Other Titles Encyclopedia of animal symbolism in art