A celebration of swine in art, craft and letters. Fine illustrations, competent text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the witty Calder wire construction, "Sow", that decorates its front cover to its epilogue celebrating the greatest porcine personality of our time--no, not Donald Trump--Miss Piggy, this album of the pig in art is delectable. After a literate, well-informed introduction reviews the swine's place in society, history, art, literature, and religion as well as on the table, Nissenson and Jonas tastefully load the pages with exquisitely reproduced paintings, drawings, photographs, cartoons, objets d'art, folk art articles (quilts, weathervanes, and such), and literary passages all concerned with the arguably (they'll certainly argue for it) smartest domestic animal. Never has pigging out been made a more charming proposition.