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A history of paleontology illustration, Jane P. Davidson

Label
A history of paleontology illustration
Title
A history of paleontology illustration
Statement of responsibility
Jane P. Davidson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Writing from the perspective of an art historian, Jane P. Davidson traces the history of paleontology illustration from the fifteenth century to the present, combining discussion of these images as works of representative art with candid assessments of the artists." "The book covers drawings of fossils, restorations of plants and animals, and ecological restoration in painting, drawing, sculpture, and in display restorations such as dioramas. Although the subject of the book is chiefly scientific illustration, it delves briefly into "popular" illustration such as that found in children's textbooks, popular introductions to paleontology and geology, museum and other public displays, and movies."
  • "Davidson considers the paleontologist's role as an artist, the interaction between artist and paleontologist, realism in paleontology art, and the persistence of invalid representations. She also discusses the role that nineteenth-century scientific journals such as The American Naturalist and The American Journal of Science played in the history of paleontology illustration." "Both a history of science and of representation, this is a fascinating chronicle of the interaction between art and science."--BOOK JACKET
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Davidson, Jane P
Dewey number
560.222
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Life of the past
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  • Paleontological illustration
  • Fossils in art
  • Zoological illustration
  • Paleontology
Label
A history of paleontology illustration, Jane P. Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-213) and index
Contents
Fossils in art and book illustration in early modern Europe -- The late seventeenth century and the eighteenth century -- The nineteenth century -- The paleontologist poses with fossils -- Early photography in paleontology, 1840-1931 -- The twentieth century
Control code
000042551929
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 217 p., 8 p. of plates
Isbn
9780253351753
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
A history of paleontology illustration, Jane P. Davidson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-213) and index
Contents
Fossils in art and book illustration in early modern Europe -- The late seventeenth century and the eighteenth century -- The nineteenth century -- The paleontologist poses with fossils -- Early photography in paleontology, 1840-1931 -- The twentieth century
Control code
000042551929
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 217 p., 8 p. of plates
Isbn
9780253351753
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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