- ISBN 9780500516706
- 24.00 x 17.00 cm
- Quarter bound/PLC (no jacket)
- 337 Illustrations, 337 in colour
- First published 2013
From style wilderness to height of cool, taxidermy has staged an extraordinary comeback as this dramatic book shows ...
‘This intriguing book is a beautiful tribute to a controversial practice’ – Stylist
‘The definitive book on the subject, illustrated with stunning photography that explores this rich artform, past and present. It is the most comprehensive and beautiful survey of taxidermy ever produced’– Antiques Info
‘A cacophony of the covetable, weird and wonderful … decidedly hard to put down’– Field
‘Its numerous colour photographs are of such astonishingly high quality as to take my breath away … most handsomely presented and sumptuously bound … it is all strikingly pleasing to the eye’– Fortean Times
Stuffed animals are appearing everywhere from chic apartments to luxury boutiques. Museums have been dusting down their collections to put them back on display, while contemporary artists have rejuvenated the practice.
This book reveals the art of taxidermy in all its weird and wonderful glory, from its beginnings as a tool of natural history research, through crazes for anthropomorphic, zoomorphic and fake taxidermy, to its rediscovery by the art, fashion and design worlds of the 21st century.
Illustrated with stunning photography that explores this rich artform, past and present, this is the most comprehensive and beautiful survey of taxidermy ever produced.
‘All kinds of eccentric beasts appear in Alexis Turner’s new taxidermy tome, from acrobatic elephants to Victorian two-headed beasts’- Metropolitan
Alexis Turner is the founder of London Taxidermy and has been buying, selling and hiring Natural History for twenty years. He has also been DJ and TV presenter and has been instrumental in raising the profile of Taxidermy and Natural History. His clients range widely – in Film and Television; Fashion and Jewellery Design; Advertising, Photography and Art; Magazines & Books; Museums & Galleries – from Thomas Heatherwick to Vogue.