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Fantastic fauna / Islam Aly.

Author/creator Aly, Islam book artist.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info [United States?] : [Islam Aly], [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Description1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm + 5 attached volumes (38 x 38 mm)
Subject(s)
Local note"8/40"--Colophon.
General noteCover title.
General note"Fantastic Fauna is a bilingual book in English and Arabic, based on the tradition of having animal characteristics as caricatures of humans. The book was inspired from Ibn Al Mqufas's 'Kalila and Dimna' a ninth-century collection of animal fables which came to Persia from India, similar to George Orwell's political allegory Animal Farm, the stories are about people and politics. The animal characters were used to represent social inequality and oppression. Fantastic Fauna shows animal images from medieval Islamic artwork that depict imaginary and real animals. The book offers the reader with a different reality where the words describing the animals are not in the main book but inside the miniature books. The reader will be intrigued to find differences and connections between images and words, animal and human characters. The book ends with George Orwell quote 'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.'"--Taken from author's website.
General noteDescription partially taken from author's website.
General noteEdition of 40, signed and numbered by the artist.
Acquisitions source Gift of Larry Houston, 2018
Binding note"5 x 8 x 1.75 in.; ten sections with four folios. 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.75 in. miniature books, five sections with three folios. Materials: laser-cut mold-made Johannot paper; laser-engraved wooden boards. Coptic binding with leather wrappings connected to five small books, Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist."--Taken from author's website.
Genre/formArtists' books.
Genre/formCoptic bindings (Binding) 2017.
Genre/formMiniature books (Printing) United States 2017.

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner Rare Artist's Book Collection N7433.4.A73 F3 2017 ✔ Available Place Hold

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