From style wilderness to height of cool, taxidermy has staged an extraordinary comeback. No longer confined to stately homes, stuffed animals are appearing everywhere from modern apartments to luxury department stores. High-profile artists have rejuvenated the medium and museums have dusted down their historic collections and put them back on display. Illustrated with stunning photography that explores this rich artform, past and present, Taxidermy is the most comprehensive and beautiful survey of taxidermy ever produced.
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.
"All kinds of eccentric beasts appear in Alexis Turner's new taxidermy tome, from acrobatic elephants to Victorian two-headed beasts"