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A school of dolphins

by Avery, Charles.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QL795.D7 A94 2009x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  QL795.D7 A94 2009x
There are three good reasons for publishing a book on dolphins in art at this moment. First, there has never been an art book devoted to these beautiful and intelligent animals. Second, they have figured in Western iconography for more than two thousand years as religious and political symbols and as paradigms of grace. And third, sixty years ago they were adopted as the logo of Thames & Hudson.

The result is an endearing volume that combines charm, intellectual scholarship, and serious art history.

Charles Avery is a specialist in European sculpture, particularly Italian, French, English and Flemish. He was Deputy Keeper of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum and a Director of Christie's, and is now an independent historian, consultant, writer, and lecturer.

Additional Information
Subjects Dolphins.
Dolphins -- Folklore.
Dolphins -- Mythology.
Dolphins in art.
Dolphins in literature.
Publisher New York, NY ; London :Thames & Hudson,2009
Language English
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-219) and index.
ISBN 9780500238615
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