Fierce Friends: Artists and Animals, 1750–1900

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In this catalogue, authors Louise Lippincott and Andreas Blühm trace the changes in human attitudes toward other species, and how those changes were reflected in the visual arts of the 18th and 19th centuries, “when ‘agricultural man’ was becoming ‘industrial man.’” This fascinating book encourages the reader to think about how humans and animals have interacted over time and to reexamine common beliefs and attitudes about animals.

Accompanied exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, October 5, 2005 to February 5, 2006; and Carnegie Museum of Art, March 26 to August 27, 2006.

Softcover; 160 pages; 123 color illustrations. Published by Merrill, in association with the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and Carnegie Museum of Art; ISBN 0-88039-046-8

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