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ISBN:
0500238766
Author:
Christopher Dell
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson; New ed. edition (2010)
Pages:
192 pages
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Christopher Dell investigates what the existence of monsters even if only in our heads says about humankind, and explores such questions as This book explores monsters through the ages and throughout the world. With a brilliant set of bizarre and fantastical illustrations, Monsters provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of fearsome beasts from every age and culture. Shelves: nonfiction, asy, bestiary. This bestiary has fun images and descriptions of monsters. I am using this book as a reference for short story inspiration.

This is Christopher Dell’s third book. Dell discusses aspects of the monsters but then displays images from art history. The first being an art history related book and the second a book on Monsters: Devils Demons Vampires Werewolves & other Magical Creatures. Many of the images are from private collections and some have never been published before. But the spread of monsters Dell discusses not only come from Europe but also from Asia, Africa and other mythical countries.

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With bizarre and fantastical illustrations, ‘Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre’ provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of fearsome beasts from every age and culture. This book explores monsters through the ages and throughout the world

With bizarre and fantastical illustrations, ‘Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre’ provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of fearsome beasts from every age and culture. This book explores monsters through the ages and throughout the world. Christopher Dell investigates what the existence of monsters even if only in our heads says about humankind, and explores such questions as how monsters have survived the millennia; why they are universal; and, why we find the same one-eyed giants in Japan and in ancient Greece, or the same dragons in Europe and China.

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Christopher Dell investigates what the existence of monsters even if only in our heads says about humankind, and explores such questions as how monsters have survived the millennia; why they are universal; and, why we find the same one-eyed giants in Japan and in ancient Greece, or the same dragons in Europe and China.

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Books by Nicholas Christopher. Over many centuries, divers monks and scholiasts attempted to consolidate these bestiaries, but one fugitive volume eluded them came to be called the Caravan Bestiary after an Alexandrian Greek smuggled it by Caravan across the Libyan Desert. Compiled by many hands, this book of lost beasts, that were left to their fate in the Flood, was composed in Aramaic, appended in countless tongues-Armenian, Arabic, Coptic, Greek, Latin, Provençal our own French. Many times the book has surfaced been lost, in pursuit of it, men have suffered torture, imprisonment, death at the stake.

This book explores monsters through the ages and throughout the world. With a brilliant set of bizarre and fantastical illustrations, "Monsters" provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of fearsome beasts from every age and culture. Christopher Dell investigates what the existence of monsters even if only in our heads says about humankind, and explores such questions as how monsters have survived the millennia; why they are universal; and, why we find the same one-eyed giants in Japan and in ancient Greece, or the same dragons in Europe and China.
  • Wenyost
This is a great book if your into monsters and myths and stuff. The book is setup nicely and the artwork that they gather together for the book is amazing. Well worth the money if your into monsters. Not a whole heck of a lot to read but plenty to look at.
  • Kitaxe
I enjoyed reading this bestiary about monsters and the pictures in this book are a great collection of art on these different monsters of legend, folklore and mythology. The author has organized his material in such a way that it helped me to understand about these beasts and creatures.
  • Irostamore
Monsters are the creatures that go against the call of nature. With no evidence for their existence in science, monsters are the description of something that is evil and objectionable. Derived from the Latin monstrum, monster is now applied not only to animals, but humans with objectionable characteristics.

This is Christopher Dell’s third book. The first being an art history related book and the second a book on Monsters: Devils Demons Vampires Werewolves & other Magical Creatures. Hence this book being reviewed is no doubt a development from the research and material that was gained from the previous book on monsters.

Not dealing with people such as “The Elephant Man” or modern day real “monsters” such as serial killers, Dells’ book deals with the types of monsters, those from fiction and that of mythology. Legend says that monsters produce physical harm and mental fear by its actions or it’d appearance. Dell has created a book that has described many of the monsters that have been written into history from all over the world. Appearing in the form of “Echidna” from Greek mythology about 700 BCE, monsters have been part of our fiction and culture since that time. But, as previously stated, many of the monsters that have been created were done so without due regard for any evidence for their existence.

From this beginning, the pseudo-science of Cryptozoology developed, which looks at creatures that may or may not exist. Examples include the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot or the Penrith “Panda”*. But this is out of the scope of this well-illustrated book, specifically dealing with monsters and mythical creatures. Starting with Gods, Dell takes the reader on a journey covering all types of creatures from demons, dragons, water monsters, hybrids and ghosts. One interesting chapter is that of the monster from the uncharted areas of the world, where cartographers drew side images of “monsters” and people from far away lands. This aspect of “monsterology” is forgotten as the cartographer of the Middle Ages was allowed creativity to decorate their maps. Perhaps as a result of these creative drawings that many a sailor or explorer claimed the existence of these creatures.

The illustrations are excellent and of high quality. Dell discusses aspects of the monsters but then displays images from art history. Many of the images are from private collections and some have never been published before. But the spread of monsters Dell discusses not only come from Europe but also from Asia, Africa and other mythical countries.

Dell has been interviewed and a number of Podcasts with his insight into monsters have been broadcast, especially on the “Monster Talk” podcast in December 2010. Those readers that are not aware, the Monster Talk Podcast deals with specific matters of Cryptozoology and can be located on the Skeptic Society website. ([...]). that podcast places a bright light on monsters from a sceptic perspective and is highly recommended listening.

This is a book that would be of interest to the researcher or that reader that enjoys history of the para-normal or crypto-zoological type issues. Dell has achieved a success with this book and would make a nice addition to a young sceptic’s library.