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Friday, March 03, 2017
The Biodiversity of the World Captured in Five Centuries of Animal Art
“Bengal tiger,” watercolor by a Calcutta artist (1820)
(Hastings Albums, courtesy British Library)
The Paper Zoo: 500 Years of Animals in Art
by science historian Charlotte Sleigh, out March 8 from the
University of Chicago Press
, is a lushly illustrated publication with 250 images from
the British Library
chronicling how scientific art has expressed biodiversity over the centuries.
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