Medieval Menagerie: Animals in the Art of the Middle Ages

Janetta Rebold Benton

New York: Abbeville Press, 1992

An examination of how images of animals were used in the Middle Ages. The book is in three sections: Ancestors - Fantastic Fauna and the Medieval Attitude Toward the Past; Science - Information and Imagery in the Medieval Bestiary; and Symbolism - The Meaning of Animals in Medieval Art. Illustrated with hundreds of examples of animal imagery from manuscripts, carvings and sculpture, paintings, and tapestries. The illustrations are of very high quality.

191 pp., color and black & white illustrations, index.

Language: English

ISBN: 1-55859-133-8


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