Safely caged, animals inspired the interest of naturalists and fed the curiosity of the masses. Evoking this other side of history serves to re-evaluate a true protagonist, often a major one, who has been hidden for too long; to thus understand a number of human attitudes protests, conflicts, adaptations, etc.
Table of Contents Part I. Individual complicity Chapter XIV. So, why would anyone be interested in this new volume?
While other books look at the architecture of zoos and the care of animals in captivity, the authors, who are French professors of history and art history, respectively, take a social history focus, examining how people view wild animals and how that has changed over time. An Archictectural Science Reviewcritic called it "an eminently readable book containing a wealth of interesting information," Architectural Review critic Gavin Stamp, an "admirable and thought-provoking book," and Robert Harwitt of San Francisco Chronicle, a "curiously engaging, provocative and confounding tome" and a "magnificent panoply of art.
Changes in gait Part III. What emerges is a history of the craze for the Other The Guardian a fascinating and wide-ranging history of zoos from the menageries attached to aristocratic palaces and villas in the s to those in modern cities That million people visited some 1, zoos around the world in —a greater number than those attending cultural or sporting events—prompted Baratay and Elisabeth Hardounin-Fugier to collaborate on a sociological study of the zoological gardenas zoos were once called.
The book breaks the narrative into chronological periods: With Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier Zoos: Toys show The stress of arenas The clash of pikes and banderillas Exhaustion at the cape Death in the afternoon Part V. The Times a richly informative book.
Incessant metamorphose Chapter V. Back to the man Chapter XVI. Sweet family Other dogs in the 19th century -- and other lives Almost all companions since the mind 20th century An increasing confort A stronger relationship Since the dog boy The success in human history animals Chapter II.
Ask a Question About this Product More So, far from being anecdotal and secondary, it fully deserves the attention of historians who care about multiple histories.Project MUSE - Savages and Beasts Eric Baratay, et al, Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West Midas Dekkers, Paul. Nigel Rothfels Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo.
Baratay, Eric, and Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier, Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West, Reaktion Books (London, England), PERIODICALS Architectural Review, October,Gavin Stamp, "Rattling Cages," review of Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West, p.
The story of our interest in collecting, classifying and dominating Nature looms large; thus it is surprising that the history of menageries, zoological gardens and zoos as we know them today has been so poorly documented.
This gap is addressed by Zoo. In the Renaissance, wealthy aristocrats showcased exotic beasts in private menageries. Zoo: a history of zoological gardens in the West.
[Éric Baratay; Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier] -- This highly illustrated history of zoos in America and Europe from the Renaissance aristocrat's menagerie through the 20th-century public zoological garden charts the changing relationship between.
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Sent from and sold by Amazon/5. Eric Baratay is Senior Lecturer in History at the Universite Jean-Moulin, Lyon. Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier is Professor of Art History at the Universite Jean-Moulin, Lyon.
She is the author of many books, including A History of French Still Life in .Download