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Picturing Nature: American Nineteenth-Century Zoological Illustration

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By: AS Blum

440 pages, 228 fig, 76 col plates

Princeton University Press

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #24176 | ISBN: 0691085781
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A study of the styles of natural history illustration in America throughout the nineteenth-century. The author documents the shift from field natural history to museum and laboratory study, and the parallel shift from depicting the living animal in nature to schematic zoological illustration. The effects on 20th-century illustration are also discussed.

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