Walter Potter's Curious World Of Taxidermy

April 17, 2014|
Walter Potter's Curious World Of Taxidermy by Pat Morris
$22.95
Hardcover
Earn 115 plum® points
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Not currently available.
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Find In Store
Not sold in stores
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

Welcome to Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter’s fantasy world of rabbit schoolchildren, cigar-smoking squirrels and exemplary feline etiquette in Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy…
 
Walter Potter (1835–1918), a British country taxidermist of no great expertise, built anthropomorphic taxidermy tableaux that became famous icons of Victorian whimsy, including his masterpiece The Death & Burial of Cock Robin. His tiny museum in Bramber, Sussex, was crammed full of multi-legged kittens, two-headed lambs, and a bewildering assortment of curios. Potter’s inspired and beguiling tableaux found many fans in the contemporary art world: it was reported that a £1M bid by Damien Hirst to keep the collection intact was refused when the museum finally closed. Here, perhaps for the last time, many important pieces from the collection are showcased and celebrated with new photographs of Potter’s best-loved works. Darkly witty and affecting, Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy makes a charming, whimsical (and yes, slightly morbid) gift.
Title:Walter Potter's Curious World Of Taxidermy
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:144 pages, 9.35 X 8.75 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 9.35 X 8.75 X 0.55 in
Published:April 17, 2014
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780399169441

Recently Viewed
|