By Christine E. Jackson
Breathtakingly appealing and unique, the peacock conjures up devotion between either artists and fowl enthusiasts. Its iridescent plumage, whilst absolutely displayed, is a satisfaction to behold.
The poultry itself, as Christine E. Jackson notes in Peacock, looks to get pleasure from its viewers, preening and strutting approximately inside a couple of ft of people. it isn't marvelous, then, that those useless birds and their specified feathers were the prized possessions of kings for almost 3 thousand years. Jackson right here explores the peacock's beauty—and its obvious attitude—through fairy stories, fables, and superstitions in either jap and Western cultures. Peacock takes inventory of the poultry because it seems inside of paintings, from the earliest mosaics to medieval illuminated manuscripts to trendy photographs, with a unique emphasis at the peacock's symbolic price within the nineteenth-century arts and crafts and artwork nouveau activities. Jackson extra information the peacock's colourful presence in hats, garments, or even activities equipment.
A sweeping mix of social and normal background, Peacock is the 1st ebook to compile the entire shimmering, colourful features of those significant birds.