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Who Knew Dioramas Were Awesome?

Windows on NatureCan’t fit Cameroon into your schedule to watch the mandrills? Don’t want to deal with the heat of the Serengeti to safari with the lions? No time machine to hitch a ride to Saratoga, Wyoming to watch the bison crossing the plain? The life-size habitat dioramas of New York City’s American Museum of Natural History peak into the disappearing environments of these animals and many others. Stephen Christopher Quinn features a full-color examination of over forty of the AMNH’s dioramas in Windows on Nature. The genesis of each diorama is presentedwith never-before-seen archived images of the explorers, painters, sculptors, conservationists and eccentrics who made these educational, compelling artworks.

By MPPL on August 5, 2010 Categories: Books, Nonfiction

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