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A History of Paleontology Illustration (Life of the Past)

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Writing from the perspective of an art historian, Jane P. Davidson traces the history of paleontology illustration from the 15th century to the present. She combines discussions of these images as works of representative art with assessments of the artists. The book covers depictions of fossils, restorations of plants and animals, and ecological restorations in painting, drawing, sculpture, and in display restorations such as dioramas. Although the main subject of the book is scientific illustration, it also delves into "popular" illustrations such as those found in children's textbooks, popular introductions to paleontology and geology, museum and other public displays, and film. Both a history of science and a history of representation, this is a fascinating exploration of the interactions between art and science.

Synopsis:

A history of scientific illustration from the 15th century to the present day

About the Author

Jane P. Davidson is Professor of Art History at the University of Nevada, Reno, and author of The Bone Sharp: The Life of Edward Drinker Cope. She lives in Reno, Nevada.

Table of Contents

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Preface

1. Fossils in Art and Book Illustration in Early Modern Europe

2. The Late Seventeenth Century and the Eighteenth Century

3. The Nineteenth Century

4. The Paleontologist Poses with Fossils

5. Early Photography in Paleontology, 1840<N>1931

6. The Twentieth Century

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253351753
Author:
Davidson, Jane P.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
History - Prehistoric & Primitive
Subject:
Zoological illustration.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Paleontological illustration - History
Subject:
Fossils in art - History
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Art and Photography; Paleontology; Science
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Life of the Past
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
89 bandw photos, 8 color photos
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.26 x 7.38 x 0.78 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
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Science and Mathematics » Geology » Paleontology

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