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Mythical Creatures (Tiny Folio)

Mythical Creatures (Tiny Folio)

Current price: $12.95
Publication Date: July 4th, 2023
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
ISBN:
9780789214584
Pages:
288
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Description

A palm-sized compendium of fanciful beasts in art, from around the world and throughout history

This miniature bestiary contains some 200 illustrations of more than 160 mythical beings: fire-breathing dragons, mysterious mermaids, sinuous sea serpents, mischievous yokai, and many other wondrous creatures drawn from global folklore and mythology. They are depicted in a wide variety of artistic media, from painting and book illustration to sculpture and ceramics, from ancient times to the present. An insightful text explores the history of these creatures and their cultural roles. All lovers of myth and fantasy will delight in this Tiny Folio.

About the Author

Lauren Bucca holds a master’s degree in medieval and Renaissance studies from the University of Durham. She is also the author of Queens: Women Who Ruled, from Ancient Egypt to Buckingham Palace.