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When Elephants Paint The Quest of Two Russian Artists to Save the Elephants of Thailand

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ISBN-10: 0060953527

ISBN-13: 9780060953522

Edition: 2000

Authors: Komar & Komar & Melamid, Dave Eggers, Mia Fineman, Mia Fineman

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For centuries elephants in Thailand have been revered as a national symbol, worshiped as living gods and employed as beasts of burden in the nation's thriving timber industry. But when logging was banned in Thailand in 1990, these noble animals fell on hard times. Reduced to performing tricks for tourists by day and illegal heavy labor by night, Thailand's elephants were exhausted, malnourished, and dying in alarming numbers. Hearing of their plight, a pair of unlikely heroes came to the rescue, Wildly eccentric Russian emigre artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid devised a brilliant scheme: to create the world's first quadruped occupational retraining program-a network of art schools…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 10.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.24" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, collaborators on Painting by Numbers, left the former Soviet Union twenty years ago for the New York art world. Their work is among the most consistently provocative art currently being produced and is in the collection of every major contemporary art museum in the world.

Dave Eggers was born on March 12th, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Lake Forest, Illinois when he was a child. Eggers attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, until his parents' deaths in 1991 and 1992. The loss left him responsible for his eight-year-old brother and later became the inspiration for his highly acclaimed memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". Published in 2000, the memoir was nominated for a nonfiction Pulitzer the following year. Eggers edits the popular "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" published annually. In 1998, he founded the independent publishing house, McSweeney's which publishes a variety of magazines and…