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Paleoimagery: The Evolution of Dinosaurs in Art
     

Paleoimagery: The Evolution of Dinosaurs in Art

by Allen A. Debus, Diane E. Debus, Donald F. Glut
 

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ISBN-10: 0786412224

ISBN-13: 9780786412228

Pub. Date: 09/11/2002

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Other than seeing them in popular movies such as Jurassic Park, how do people today know what dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals looked like? Only their fossils remain, but thanks to paleoartists most people have a good idea of what these creatures looked like.
The world of paleoart and its artists are the subject of this richly illustrated work. It

Overview

Other than seeing them in popular movies such as Jurassic Park, how do people today know what dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals looked like? Only their fossils remain, but thanks to paleoartists most people have a good idea of what these creatures looked like.
The world of paleoart and its artists are the subject of this richly illustrated work. It explores themes in the depiction of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, paleoart’s history and speculative nature and its effect on scientists’ impressions of prehistoric animals. Also explored are such topics as the careers of several paleoartists, including Georges Cuvier, Gideon Mantell, John Martin, Neave Parker, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Charles R. Knight, the depiction of scientific ideas about dinosaurs and prehistoric animals on canvas and in sculpture, the purpose and process of restoring them in museums, the significance of certain restorations and images, and the development of paleoart in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786412228
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/11/2002
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Preface3
1.Dinosaurs and Evolution--Conflated Imagery7
2.Kronosaurus--An Imaginary Sea Monster That Got Away13
3.Grandmasters of the Paleoartists' Hall of Fame20
4.John Martin and the Element of Paleoart Fantasy28
5.Henry Ward's Last Great Siberian Mammoth32
6.Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins--A Modern Pygmalion42
7.A Mythic Place in Time--Spirit in the Knight48
8.Paleoart--Search Image and Theory52
9.Verne's Paleontological Journey60
10.Time for Dinosaurs67
11.Plated Puzzle73
12.America's Paleoart Reformation83
13.A Tertiary Primer97
14.Othenio Abel--Artistic Founder of Paleobiology102
15.Zdenek Burian's Global Visions of Prehistory105
16.The Ages of Zallinger108
17.Neave Parker's Prehistoric World111
18.Acanthopholis--a "Twilight Zone" Dinosaur115
19.Bully for Laelaps120
20.Tickled by Feathers126
21.Inside-Out Mastodon135
22.Louis Paul Jonas' Prehistoric Sculpturdermy142
23.Speculative Paleontology--Lessons in Reverse Paleontology147
24.Portraying Paleocatastrophe152
25.Tyrant Queen--Icon-o-saurus Rex157
26.The Great Dinosaur Race--Wisconsin's Dinosaurs164
27.Illuminating Fossils from the Dark Continent172
28.Hypsilophodon--a "Super" Dinosaur180
29.High Stakes Dinosaur--Las Vegas' Robotosaurs185
30.Ernie's Paleozoo190
31.Building Life-Sized Dinosaurs193
32.Those Incredible Shrinking Dinosaurs208
33.Joined at the Hip?212
34.The Big Sho-217
35.THUNDER in Their Footsteps226
36.Renaissance Dinosaurs234
Notes243
Bibliography: Principal Sources for Paleoimagery275
Index283

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