Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra

ISBN-13: 9783822852378

ISBN-10: 3822852376

Author: Bill Buford

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Acknowledged author Bill Buford wrote Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra comprising 320 pages back in 2009. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 3822852376 and 9783822852378. Since then Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.


Fantastic menagerie: The sinister majesty of Walton Ford's wildlife At first glance, Walton Ford’s large-scale, highly-detailed watercolors of animals may recall the prints of 19th century illustrators John James Audubon and Edward Lear, and others of the colonial era. But a closer look reveals a complex and disturbingly anthropomorphic universe, full of symbols, sly jokes, and allusions to the ’operatic’ nature of traditional natural history themes. The beasts and birds populating this contemporary artist’s life-size paintings are never mere objects, but dynamic actors in allegorical struggles: a wild turkey crushes a small parrot in its claw; a troupe of monkeys wreak havoc on a formal dinner table, an American buffalo is surrounded by bloodied white wolves. The book’s title derives from The Pancha Tantra, an ancient Indian book of animal tales considered the precursor to Aesop’s Fables.

This large-format edition includes an in-depth exploration of Walton Ford’s oeuvre, a complete biography, and excerpts from his textual inspirations: Vietnamese folktales and the letters of Benjamin Franklin, the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini and Audubon’s Ornithological Biography.

First published in TASCHEN’s limited collector’s edition — now available in this standard hardcover edition! Text in English, French, and German