Peacock (Animal)

Peacock (Animal)

Christine E. Jackson

Breathtakingly appealing and unique, the peacock evokes devotion between either artists and poultry fans. Its iridescent plumage, while absolutely displayed, is a pride to behold.

The chook itself, as Christine E. Jackson notes in Peacock, seems to get pleasure from its viewers, preening and strutting approximately inside of a couple of ft of people. it's not outstanding, then, that those useless birds and their precise feathers were the prized possessions of kings for almost 3 thousand years. Jackson right here explores the peacock's beauty—and its obvious attitude—through fairy stories, fables, and superstitions in either japanese and Western cultures. Peacock takes inventory of the fowl because it seems inside of artwork, from the earliest mosaics to medieval illuminated manuscripts to fashionable pix, with a unique emphasis at the peacock's symbolic price within the nineteenth-century arts and crafts and artwork nouveau routine. Jackson extra information the peacock's colourful presence in hats, garments, or even activities equipment.

A sweeping mix of social and normal heritage, Peacock is the 1st ebook to compile the entire shimmering, colourful elements of those extraordinary birds.

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