A view of the beasts in the book zoo by eric baratay

It reflects directly on man, to the point of increasingly structuring human history. Introduction to the work History, at least that created by human society, is always described as an adventure only affecting man. What emerges is a history of the craze for the Other The Guardian a fascinating and wide-ranging history of zoos from the menageries attached to aristocratic palaces and villas in the s to those in modern cities With Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier Zoos: The Times a richly informative book.

Back to the man Chapter XVI. Distrust of animal history Chapter III. Ask a Question About this Product More So, far from being anecdotal and secondary, it fully deserves the attention of historians who care about multiple histories.

Baratay, Eric

Changes in gait Part III. Adaptations, transformations Chapter XIX. Suffer pain Chapter XII. Toys show The stress of arenas The clash of pikes and banderillas Exhaustion at the cape Death in the afternoon Part V. While other books look at the architecture of zoos and the care of animals in captivity, the authors, who are French professors of history and art history, respectively, take a social history focus, examining how people view wild animals and how that has changed over time.

It is a scholarly and wonderfully researched study providing many insights into what has become an increasingly controversial subject.

By the 19th century, increased urbanization and colonization aided the expansion of zoos in which animals were tamed to serve as domesticated livestock. Such institutions both present the illusion of wild animals in a natural state to a nostalgic public and find themselves justifying their existence as saviours of endangered species.

An Archictectural Science Reviewcritic called it "an eminently readable book containing a wealth of interesting information," Architectural Review critic Gavin Stamp, an "admirable and thought-provoking book," and Robert Harwitt of San Francisco Chronicle, a "curiously engaging, provocative and confounding tome" and a "magnificent panoply of art.

Table of Contents Part I. A professor of contemporary history based in Lyon, France, Eric Baratay has long specialized in the relationships between humans and animals, whether this relationship takes the form of the bullfight, the domestication of animals, the representation of animals in art, the role of animals in religions, or the creation and maintenance of zoos.

Illustrations punctuate the text with an appropriate, and sometimes saddening beauty. New Scientist For those who wish, nostalgically, to enjoy the pleasures of antique zoo edifices, this lavishly illustrated book offers many rare and fascinating drawings and photographs, while also explaining the complex changes in social attitudes to the keeping of wild beasts in captivity.

The success in human history animals Chapter II. What emerges is a history of the craze for the Other The Guardian a fascinating and wide-ranging history of zoos from the menageries attached to aristocratic palaces and villas in the s to those in modern cities Evoking this other side of history serves to re-evaluate a true protagonist, often a major one, who has been hidden for too long; to thus understand a number of human attitudes protests, conflicts, adaptations, etc.

One can read the text or spend hours simply enjoying the images.

Zoo : a History of Zoological Gardens in the West

A History of Zoological Gardens in the West, p. With the aid of numerous illustrations and anecdotes, the authors take us behind the scenes of this frequently misunderstood institution. The Times a richly informative book.Zoo: a history of zoological gardens in the West.

[Éric Baratay; Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier] -- This highly illustrated history of zoos in America and Europe from the Renaissance aristocrat's menagerie through the 20th-century public zoological garden charts the changing relationship between. "Le boeuf de la Fête-Dieu à Marseille.

Zoo : a history of zoological gardens in the West

Une controverse sur la place de l'animal dans les pratiques religieuses aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles" (Corpus Christi's Oxen in Marseille. A Controversy on the Place of Animals in Religious Practices in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries), L'Animal dans les pratiques religieuses, n° spécial.

Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West

Buy Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West () (): NHBS - Eric Baratay and Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier, Reaktion Books. Nothing could be less certain, if we go by the way they are sometimes treated and, on another note, the mediocre position animals usually occupy in history and philosophy.

Using the examples of fighting bulls, mine horses and even dairy cows, Eric Baratay aims to give animals a voice, or by default, at least a story. Baratay, Eric, and Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier, Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West, Reaktion Books (London, England), PERIODICALS Architectural Review, October,Gavin Stamp, "Rattling Cages," review of Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West, p.

Jan 01,  · Written by two history professors (I'm unsure what there credibility is in writing a book about zoos), perhaps they should have stuck with the history of zoological gardens but like in most zoo books opinions creep in.

Clearly these two are not big fans of zoos as they spend most of the book pointing out the bad things about zoos/5.

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