SHARK: A Visual History

SHARK: A Visual History

RICHARD ELLIS    Book Number: 85830    Product format: Hardback

A big, visually exciting celebration. "The sharks, ancient or modern, real or imaginary, have always been with us, and will probably remain with us forever. They appear not only in movies and literature, but in countless permutations of size, shape, and materials, permeating our daily lives with their silent menace. In a sense, humans live in a world replete with sharks, not vice-versa." Richard Ellis sets about chronicling and debunking the myths of sharks throughout history. From 18th century art to the phenomena of JAWS, "the shark" has remained the indomitable aggressor of the deep, the last demon of humankind. There are some 500 species of shark, fearsome yet in need of protection. Here are depictions of sharks in wood, stainless steel, tyres, fibreglass, hubcaps, golf bags, bronze, jewellery, weapons and of course action and still photography and artworks. See the sleek juvenile White Shark, Tiger Shark, depictions in North American Indian masks, fantasy posters to a Blue Shark "factory" in Japan. With a superb text and artists' mini biogs, hundreds of full page colour images and much more. Ellis proves the necessity of preserving these majestic creatures, as curator of the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art's 2012 exhibition entitled "Shark". 288 pages. Softback, 8½" x 11".
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ISBN 9780762777976
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