The definitive visual encyclopedia of mythical creatures, demons, tribal totems, fanciful beasts, gods, and assorted other creatures from the beginnings of human history to the work of the surrealists. This beautiful and bizarre collection of creatures contains gargoyles, dragons, winged lions, griffins, satyrs, sirens, the Minotaur, Medusa, and mysterious monsters of almost all kinds.
Viking and Medieval artists and well known artists of the grotesque such as Bosch, Durer and the Bruegel are covered, and much of the collection is drawn from ethnic and tribal art such as Maori tattoos, Nigerian masks, Tibetan and Oriental art, Aztec and Mayan work, as well as that of the Navajo, and Hopi tribes.Illustrations:
1087 black and white illustrationsSize:
238 x 311 mmCopyright:
Permission FreeISBN 10: