Hare (Reaktion Books - Animal)

Hare (Reaktion Books - Animal)

Simon Carnell


Once defined because the “fastest, hairiest, so much lascivious, and such a lot depression” of mammals, the hare used to be additionally believed to by no means shut its eyes, sometimes develop horns, and feature the facility to alter its intercourse. greater than only a fast, yet lazy, personality in renowned children’s fables, the hare is outstanding for its real habit and the interesting myths that experience constructed round it. the following, Simon Carnell examines how this animal has been defined, symbolized, visually depicted, and hunted for its fur, flesh, and unheard of speed.  

            Carnell tracks the hare from old Egypt, the place a hieroglyph of a hare stood for the idea that of lifestyles itself, to Crucifixion scenes, Buddhist lore, and Algonquin production myths, to the serial works of Joseph Beuys, or even to an paintings set up in a Dutch brothel. The hare exhibits up in either fabulous and anticipated places—it was once the crucial topic of the 1st looking treatise, it seems that within the first signed and dated photograph of a unmarried animal, and it was once credited in early drugs with the main healing houses of any animal.

            Combining fresh common heritage with an intensive and richly illustrated concentrate on visible artwork, Hare is hugely obtainable and full of information about a traditionally interesting animal.

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