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Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself Hardcover – September 23, 2014
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"Might be the most beautiful Baltimore book produced in living memory."
“The crucified parrots, winged foxes, and martini-sipping monkeys in this wild and wonderful bestiary of a book suggest that there is something deeply strange afoot in our culture—and we ought to pay attention.”
—Joshua Foer, New York Times bestselling author of Moonwalking with Einstein
“So appalling, funny, grotesque, weirdly charming, and highly informative that even I was creeped out. Necrophilia or beauty? You be the judge!”
“Darkly beautiful and fascinatingly disturbing. I recommend.”
—Jenny Lawson, New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
“Robert Marbury is a mad genius.”
—Diablo Cody, Academy Award–winning screenwriter of Juno
“It’s only fitting that one of the driving forces behind Rogue Taxidermy should be the first to showcase it as no one else has. Robert Marbury’s book isn’t just instant gold—it’s gold for the long haul.”
—James Taylor of Shocked and Amazed!
“The ultimate book on contemporary guerrilla taxidermy.”
—Dr. Petra Lange-Berndt, University College London
—The Bookseller (UK)
“Eye-popping and informative.”
“A truly interesting read, rife with intriguing history, talented artists, memorable images.”
“Marbury has compiled the first modern taxidermy bible.”
“A well-curated look at a fascinating artistic movement that challenges viewers to confront death and decay, and maybe turn it into something fantastical.”
—New YorkDaily News
—Baltimore City Paper
“For those on your holiday shopping list who don’t need another necktie or scarf and possess an interesting sense of humor, I’d like to propose Robert Marbury’s Taxidermy Art.”
—Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Robert Marbury is the director and cofounder of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists. He is a multidisciplinary artist working in fabric, photography, and fur, and in addition to creating his own art, he launched the taxidermy bienniel at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles and currently co-hosts and judges the annual Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest in Brooklyn. Marbury lives in Baltimore and lectures internationally on rogue taxidermy.
Robert Marbury is the author of Taxidermy Art.
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Top Customer Reviews
The beginning of this book is filled with information about taxidermy laws, the emergence of “Rogue Taxidermy, taxidermy innovators, and some brief history of the art. The bulk of the book is full of beautiful color photographs of the work of the featured artists and a short biography. Inside this book you will find unicorns, two-headed chicks, winged fox, human faced antelope, clockwork animals, sideshow weasels, plush monsters, chimerical creatures, and many others.
The book concludes with detailed workshops for mounting a squirrel and bird. The detailed instructions include material lists, safety information, and illustrations to guide in preparing, skinning, mounting and finishing a specimen. There are also instructions for skull cleaning and whitening, wet specimen preservation and home tanning. A thoughtful inclusion by the author is a list of further reading, places to visit, supplies, and legal resources.
If you get the chance to hear one of Robert Marbury's lectures it's highly educational, humorous and entertaining! So many interesting things to learn and exciting prizes to win!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very comprehensive! A great introduction into Taxidermy art. The images are very high quality. Great range of artists.Published 3 months ago by Gaby castillo
Nice collection of up and coming artists in the taxidermy world.Published 6 months ago by Stacia Seguine Dones
Great book, bought it as a pressed for my daughter and she loves it.Published 7 months ago by christiane price
This book is beautiful and inspiring - an excellent addition to any weirdo's libraryPublished 11 months ago by Olivia Stull