Paleoimagery (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
293
Utgivningsdatum
2011-05-15
Förlag
McFarland & Co Inc
Medarbetare
Glut, Donald F (foreword)
Illustrationer
126 photographs
Dimensioner
279 x 215 x 19 mm
Vikt
703 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780786464203
Paleoimagery (häftad)

Paleoimagery

The Evolution of Dinosaurs in Art

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Other than seeing them in popular movies such as Jurassic Park, how do people today know what dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals looked like? Only their fossils remain, but thanks to paleoartists most people have a good idea of what these creatures looked like. The world of paleoart and its artists are the subject of this richly illustrated work. It explores themes in the depiction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, paleoart's history and speculative nature and its effect on scientists' impressions of prehistoric animals. Also explored are such topics as the careers of several paleoartists, including Georges Cuvier, Gideon Mantell, John Martin, Neave Parker, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Charles R. Knight, the depiction of scientific ideas about dinosaurs and prehistoric animals on canvas and in sculpture, the purpose and process of restoring them in museums, the significance of certain restorations and images, and the development of paleoart in America.
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"entertaining...invaluable...unprecedented...simultaneously educates and delights, goals felicitously achieved here...a wealth of illustrations"--Booklist; "nicely illustrated...a beautiful hardcover book packed with historic illustration"--Prehistoric Times; "a veritable tour de force of dinosaur imagery...in depth...refreshing...excellent...exhilarating"--Dino Land; "valuable"--The Canadian Field-Naturalist; "if you are interested in the history of dinosaurs in popular culture, Debus is an author you simply cannot ignore...Debus does a huge service to those who work in the history of science"--H-Net Reviews.

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Allen A. Debus is a dinosaur sculptor and author of multiple books. He writes regularly for Prehistoric Times, G-Fan, Mad Scientist and Scary Monsters, and was a contributing editor of Fossil News: Journal of Avocational Paleontology. He lives in Hanover Park, Illinois. Writer Diane E. Debus coauthors articles with her husband Allen A. Debus. She lives in Hanover Park, Illinois.