64 страниц. 2014 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Taxidermy provokes deeply enigmatic encounters with the natural world, from the case of hunting trophies, to educational purposes, to fashion wearables. It is not just the animal which is on display, but attitudes towards elements of nature, whether individual or collective. The ideals of taxidermy exposing different attitudes towards what nature is, and how it should be used is be discussed, whether for the sake of pride, memento-mori, education or social commentary. The traditional manner and origin of taxidermy is investigated, as well as the work of contemporary artists and designers, utilising the craft in present day culture while furthering it in new directions.