SHOPPING CART $0.00
free shipping on orders over $35*
BUYBACK CART Buyback Cart Total Buyback Cart Total
free shipping on buybacks!
loading

    The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing

    ISBN-10: 0271053739
    ISBN-13: 9780271053738
    Author(s): Rachel Poliquin
    Description: From sixteenth-century cabinets of wonders to contemporary animal art, The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing examines the cultural and poetic history of preserving animals in lively postures. But why would anyone want to preserve  More...
    List price: $29.95
    Buy it from: $21.22
    This item will ship on Tuesday, July 7.

    Study Briefs
    The first one is FREE! All the information you need in one place—a subject summary in digital form. Through July 9, 2015, add a Study Brief to your cart with a book purchase or rental and the discount will be applied at checkout.
    Study Briefs
    Periodic Table
    ?
    Digital only List price: $1.99
    Study Briefs
    SQL
    ?
    Digital only List price: $1.99
    Study Briefs
    MS Excel 2010
    ?
    Digital only List price: $1.99
    Study Briefs
    MS Word 2010
    ?
    Digital only List price: $1.99
    Study Briefs
    MS PowerPoint 2010
    ?
    Digital only List price: $1.99
    Loading
    Customers Also Bought

    List Price: $29.95
    Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 37356176
    Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long
    Weight: 2.178
    Language: English

    From sixteenth-century cabinets of wonders to contemporary animal art, The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing examines the cultural and poetic history of preserving animals in lively postures. But why would anyone want to preserve an animal, and what is this animal-thing now? Rachel Poliquin suggests that taxidermy is entwined with the enduring human longing to find meaning with and within the natural world. Her study draws out the longings at the heart of taxidermy--the longing for wonder, beauty, spectacle, order, narrative, allegory, and remembrance. In so doing, The Breathless Zoo explores the animal spectacles desired by particular communities, human assumptions of superiority, the yearnings for hidden truths within animal form, and the loneliness and longing that haunt our strange human existence, being both within and apart from nature.

    List of Illustrations
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Wonder
    Beauty
    Spectacle
    Order
    Narrative
    Allegory
    Remembrance
    Notes
    Index

    Buy it from $21.22

    Please choose a buying option

    Your Price:
    You save:
    Buy It Now
    what's this?
    Rush Rewards U
    Members Receive:
    coins
    coins
    You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
    ×
    ×
    Free shipping on orders over $35*

    *A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

    Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

    ×