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A Millenium Bestiary

A Millenium Bestiary



Historically, a bestiary was a vividly illustrated story book that contained colourful descriptions of real, mythical and imaginary animals and birds. It was widely used in the Middle Ages as a moralising text and plundered by the church as a means of embellishing otherwise dry sermons and barren treatises.

Published in 1995 by the Faculty of Art, Media and Design, University of the West of England Bristol

ISBN 1 86043 023 6

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Detailed Description

In the summer of 1994, in the spirit of the medieval book of beasts, 44 painters, illustrators, designers, animators, printmakers and sculptors were invited in the spirit of the medieval book of beasts to create this edition which adapted and customised the moral issues of the day grafting traditional iconography onto new forms and narratives. These new beasts celebrated the end of the 20th Century.

Published in an edition of 250

List of artists:

Chris Hill

Peter Murphy

Andrzej Klimowski

Ian Woodrow

Lubaina Himid

David Atkinson

Nicholas Homoky

Richard Anderton

Christopher Cook

Simon Stern

George Tute

Janet Haigh

Robert Mason

Russell Mills

Paul Gough

Judy Inglis

Stephen Hoskins

Paul van der Lem

George Hardie

Malcolm Martin

Brian Grimwood

Paul Thomas

Elaine Shemilt

Peter Reddick

Ansel Krut

Claudio Munoz

Graham Crowley

Anita Taylor

Ian Phillips

David Hughes

Alfred Stockham

Linda Littledyke

Alan R Jack

Jeff Hellyer

Leonard Rosoman

Stephen Farthing

Peter Lord

Iain Biggs

Ian McCullough

Lizzie Cox

Martin Rieser

John Wilson

Peter de Francia

Guy Troughton