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The Resource 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

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

Label
The Continuum encyclopedia of animal symbolism in art
Title
The Continuum encyclopedia of animal symbolism in art
Statement of responsibility
Hope B. Werness ; line drawings by Joanne H. Benedict and Hope B. Werness ; additional drawings by Tiffany Ramsay-Lozano and Scott Thomas
Title variation
Encyclopedia of animal symbolism in art
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The famous animal tale of the six blind men and the elephant, in which each of the blind men describes the elephant differently, depending on the part of the creature touched, has been interpreted in ways nearly as varied as the blind menʼs descriptions. In each of these various interpretations, the story demonstrates the use of animal metaphors to express important issues. The focus of the 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 animalʼs 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, tools used by animals), and still others deal with animals in the human sphere (e.g., pet animals, 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 and complimentary duality. Some entries deal with the ways in which animals are depicted (composition, X-ray images). The work concludes with a Bibliography, and Index of Names, and an Appendix of Animal Taxonomy
  • Includes information on antelope, bat, bear, bee, boar, buffalo, bull, butterfly, camel, caribou, cat, catfish, cave, cicada, cobra, cock, conch, coral, cormorant, corvidae, cow, cowry, coyote, crab, crane, creation myth, crocodile, crow, cuckoo, dance, deer, divination, dog, dolphin, dove, dragonfly, dream, duck, eagle, ear, egg, eland, elephant, evangelist (Luke, Matthew, Mark, John) symbol, falcon, firefly, fish, fly, fox, frigate bird, frog, Paul Gauguin, goat, goose, grizzly bear, hare, harpy eagle, hawk, healing animals, heron, hippopotamus, hoopoe, hornbill, horse, hummingbird, hyena, ibis, insect, jackal, jaguar, jay, kangaroo, killer whale, Paul Klee, Knossos, lamb, Charles Le Brun, leopard, lion, lioness, llama, lobster, lynx, magpie, male animal, mare, Maya, medieval Europe, mongoose, monkey, mouse, Nazca, octopus, ostrich, otter, owl, oyster, pangolin, panther, parrot, peacock, pearl, pelican, pig, polar bear, python, quail, rabbit, rainbow snake, ram, rat, raven, ray (stingray), rhinoceros, robin, Henri Rousseau, Charles Russell, St. Francis of Assisi, salamander, salmon, sand dollar, scallop, scorpion, sea lion, seagull, seal, shaman/ shamanism, shape shifting, shark, sheep, snail, snake, sow, sparrow, spider, stag, stork, swallow, swan, tapir, tiger, toad, turkey, turtle, vulture, wasp, water buffalo, weasel, wolf, woodpecker (woodcock), worm, wren, yak, zebra, zodiac, etc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Werness, Hope B
Dewey number
398/.369
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR705
LC item number
.W47 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Animals in art
  • Symbolism in art
  • Ethnozoology
  • Iconografie
  • Dieren
  • Animaux
  • Symbolisme des animaux
  • Animaux
  • Animaux
  • Tiere
  • Symbol
  • Kunst
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52838305
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 476 pages
Isbn
9780826415257
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003017107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52838305
Label
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52838305
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 476 pages
Isbn
9780826415257
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003017107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52838305

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