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Recreating an Age of Reptiles
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Mark P. Witton
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Recreating an Age of Reptiles

Mark P. Witton


The Crowood Press Ltd

Art & design styles: from c 1960;
Individual artists, art monographs;
Art techniques & principles;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Dinosaurs & the prehistoric world


112 pages

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Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals have always fascinated people but they pose vast problems for the artist. How do you go about recreating the anatomy and behaviour of a creature we've never seen? How can we restore landscapes long lost to time? And where does the boundary between palaeontology - the science of understanding fossils- and artistic licence lie? In this outstanding book, Mark Witton shares his detailed paintings and great experience of drawing and painting extinct species. The approaches used in rendering these impressive creatures are discussed and demonstrate the problems, as well as the unexpected freedoms, that palaeontological artists are faced with. The book showcases over ninety scientifically credible paintings of some of the most spectacular animals in the Earth's history, as well as may less familiar species.

By:   Mark P. Witton
Imprint:   The Crowood Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   418g
ISBN:   9781785003349
ISBN 10:   1785003348
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Dr Mark P Witton is an author, palaeontological artist and researcher who hs wokred with major museums and universities around the world to understand and reconstruct extinct animals. He has acted as consultant to numerous dinosaur documentaries and films including the Walking with Dinosaurs franchise and the BBC's Planet Dinosaur.

This really is the ultimate guide to pterosaurs, providing us with a richer view of pterosaur diversity and behaviour . . . and containing a substantial amount of review and analysis of pterosaur ecology and functional morphology. --Scientific American on Pterosaurs Witton's new tribute to pterosaurs gives these fantastic fossil creatures a much-needed makeover in two crucial ways. Not only does the book bring the science of pterosaurs up to date . . . but Witton is a highly-skilled and imaginative artist who ably reconstructs the bones of the animals and brings them back to life in startling poses. --National on Pterosaurs The joy of Pterosaurs is how it brings long extinct animals to life. --New Scientist on Pterosaurs

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