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dc.contributor.authorBuford, Billen_US
dc.contributor.authorFord, Waltonen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaschen, Benedikten_US
dc.contributor.authorWeiner, Ninaen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorFord, Waltonen_US
dc.contributor.otherBuford, Bill (essayist)en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9783822852378 (hbk.)en_US
dc.identifier.other6782 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is one of the larger -- and heavier! -- surprises of my collecting career. This is a gorgeous, serious book, but it has nothing to do with fables! Pancha Tantra is a metaphorical title, I suppose, to indicate that this is Walton Ford's bestiary. It is certainly that! The pictures are dramatic, colorful, imposing, sometimes even shocking. Nature's animals are shown at their wildest and most primitively forceful. Der Pantherausbruch deals in heavy blacks versus whites in the foreground, with torch-bearing peasants in the background (156). Nila, an elephant surrounded by a host of Western birds, marches forward in a stately fashion but brandishes at the same time an extended penis that supports a bird of its own (137). The original water-color on paper works are apparently quite large. This oversized (about 15 x 11) book of some 320 pages displays the works very well.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityDirected and Produced by Benedikt Taschenen_US
dc.subject.lccN7660.F67 2009en_US
dc.titlePancha Tantraen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationLos Angelesen_US
dc.acquired.locationFrölich & Kaufmann, Berlinen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: € 49.99en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $67.92en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.coverThis book has a dust jacket (book cover)en_US

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