9781861892935

Peacock

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  • ISBN13:

    9781861892935

  • ISBN10:

    1861892934

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-11-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

"In Peacock, Christine E. Jackson provides a comprehensive survey of the influence of the peacock in the visual arts of many cultures, and of its role in religion and mythology. She also explores its natural history, and reveals how this sedentary bird, native to India and Sri Lanka and reluctant to fly great distances, has come to live in semi-domesticated conditions in so many Western countries."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Christine E. Jackson is the author of many books, including Bird Paintings: The Eighteenth Century, Sarah Stone: Natural Curiosities from the New Worlds, Dictionary of Bird Artists of the World, and Sir William Jardine: A Life in Natural History.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Natural History
Unnatural History
The Blue Indian Peacock at Home
The Blue Indian Peacock Goes West
The Green Peacock in the East
Artefacts and ArchitectureTimeline
References
Bibliography
Associations and Websites
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index
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