Avian Illuminations

A Cultural History of Birds

Avian Illuminations utforsker den mangfoldige rollen fugler har spilt i menneskesamfunnet, fra mat, sendebud, guder og kjæledyr, til varsler, muser, tidsbevarere, beskyttere, jaktpartnere, dekorative motiver og, viktigst av alt, symboler på våre drømmer.

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Varenummer: 800065 Kategori:
Utgivelsesår: 2021-09
Antall sider: 415
Fotos – illustrasjoner: 129 farge og 78 Svhv-ill. og foto
Innbinding: Heftet
ISBN: 9781789144321
Språk: Engelsk
Forlag: Reaktion Books
Forfatter: Boria Sax

Avian Illuminations examines the many roles birds have played in human society, from food, messengers, deities and pets, to omens, muses, timekeepers, custodians, hunting companions, decorative motifs and, most importantly, embodiments of our aspirations. It narrates the history of our relationships with a host of birds including crows, owls, parrots, falcons, eagles, nightingales, hummingbirds, and many more. Along the way Avian Illuminations describes how birds’ nesting has symbolised human romance, how their flight has inspired inventors throughout history, and concludes by showing that the interconnections between birds and humans are so manifold that a world without birds would effectively mean an end to human culture itself. Beautifully illustrated, this is a superb overview of our long and rich association with our feathered friends.

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