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The unicorn

By: Gotfredsen, Lise
Material type: TextTextNew York Abbeville Press c1999Edition: 1st edDescription: 192 p.; ill.; bibliog. notes; bibliog.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0789205955Subject(s): Unicorns | Unicorns in art | Unicorns--Symbolic aspects | Civilization, MedievalLOC classification: GR830.U6 G67 1999
Contents:
1 The unicorn and the orient. 2 The classical inheritance. 3 Biblical texts. 4 Industrious technologies. 5 "Physiologus Says...". 6 Pictorial art in the Middle Ages. 7 The unicorn and the huntsman. 8 The sacred hunt. 9 The Gyrstinge altar frontal and Danish mural paintings. 10 The unicorn of the troubadours. 11 The Flemish tapestries. 12 The lady with the unicorn. 13 The chase. 14 Man takes centre stage -- The Renaissance. 15 King of the wilderness. 16 Shield and seal. 17 "When someone makes a journey...". 18 Science on the march. 19 The one-toothed monoceros. 20 The modern problem. Postscript
Abstract: 'The unicorn has been a much-loved subject of artists in both Eastern and Western cultures, gracing illuminated manuscripts, ceramics, coats of arms, tapestries, and paintings. This wide-ranging cultural history traces the remarkable interpretations and myths that have grown up around the unicorn in art, science, religion, and literature.'
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Translated from the Danish by Anne Born.. 1st published in Great Britain by the Harvill Press, 1999..

1 The unicorn and the orient. 2 The classical inheritance. 3 Biblical texts. 4 Industrious technologies. 5 "Physiologus Says...". 6 Pictorial art in the Middle Ages. 7 The unicorn and the huntsman. 8 The sacred hunt. 9 The Gyrstinge altar frontal and Danish mural paintings. 10 The unicorn of the troubadours. 11 The Flemish tapestries. 12 The lady with the unicorn. 13 The chase. 14 Man takes centre stage -- The Renaissance. 15 King of the wilderness. 16 Shield and seal. 17 "When someone makes a journey...". 18 Science on the march. 19 The one-toothed monoceros. 20 The modern problem. Postscript

'The unicorn has been a much-loved subject of artists in both Eastern and Western cultures, gracing illuminated manuscripts, ceramics, coats of arms, tapestries, and paintings. This wide-ranging cultural history traces the remarkable interpretations and myths that have grown up around the unicorn in art, science, religion, and literature.'

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