Englische Bücher

De historia et veritate unicornis
Magical World of Unicorns
The Book of the Unicorn
Through the Looking Glass

Book of the UnicornThe Book of the Unicorn

ISBN: 0879518405
Autor: Nigel Suckling
Illustration: Linda & Roger Garland
Verlag : The Overlook Press

The legend of the Unicorn is shrouded in mystery, but at last here is a magnificent volume that brings together all that is known and has ever been written about these sublime creatures; the definitive study. Nigel Suckling's text delves into the long history of the Unicorn, exploring myths, legends and facts from all over the world. Brought to life by the stunning illustrations of Linda and Roger Garland, the ferocious nature and mystic isolation of this ethereal creature is captured again and again in a wealth of beautiful images. the Book of the Unicorn is a treasure for anyone who seeks to know and understand a creature that has captured the imagination of man for millennia.

Die Bilder der Garlands könnt ihr in der Galerie bewundern, aber dieses Buch besteht ja nicht nur aus den phantastischen Werken dieser beiden. Nigel Suckling hat massig Informationen über das Einhorn zusammengetragen, historisches, aber auch alte Legenden, Sagen und Märchen. Eindeutig gehört dieses Buch mit zu den schönsten Bänden über Einhörner. --- 3 Punkte --- bei Amazon suchen

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De historia et veritate unicornisDe historia et veritate unicornis

Untertitel: on the history and truth of the unicorn
ISBN: 0894712063
Autor: Michael Green
Verlag : Running Press

For centuries, the Unicorn has tread the mysterious boundaries between mythology and reality. The legend has been shaped by hunters, physicians, merchants, rogues and dreamers into a maze of contradicitons that only obscure the question: Did - or does - such an animal really exist? Now this singular manuscript, bearing the cipher of an obscure philosophical brotherhood in 15th century Italy, reveals in convincing details the habits, haunts and history - even the origin - of this rarest of creatures. It even offers intriguing clues that physical evidence of Unicorn's existence in presently at hand and accessible to the determined investigator. This curious and fascinating work combines the mystical temperament of the late Middle Ages with a purely Renaissance spirit of scientific inquirey. As its author states, "This work pays no heed to vain fancies and foolish imaginings, though they have acquired the weight of hallowed tradition ... Let the reader be satisfied that [this book is] witness to pure and simple experience, and judge the truth for himself."

Einfach nur traumhaft ist diese Übersetzung von alten italienischen Aufzeichnungen eines Mönches. Ich habe leider nur die billige "Paperback"-Ausgabe, aber es gibt noch eine Bibliotheksbindung und eine Luxusausgabe, wobei letztere ein Traum ist. Vielleicht liegt es daran, dass die Zeichnungen die Art von Einhorn wiedergeben, die in meiner Vorstellung in der Zeit meiner "Einhornforschung" entstanden ist. Leider ist das Buch nur noch auf englisch erhältlich, wenn man überhaupt Glück hat, eines zu erwischen. Aber einfach ein Traum *seufz*. --- 3 Punkte --- bei Amazon suchen

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Magical World of UnicornsMagical World of Unicorns

ISBN: 0689828497
Autor: Michael Hague
Illustration: Michael Hague
Verlag r: Simon & Schuster, New York

Michael Hague has long believed in magic - the magic of unicorns. For years, his classic unicorn illustrations have sparked our imaginations, showcasing this mythical creature and its enchanted world. Here, Hague's paintings are brought together in one handsome volumne and matched with excerpts from stories, poesm, and legends to create a wondrous world of beauty and nostalgia. this dramatic presentation will transport you to the farthest reaches of your own imagination, and inspire yout o share the magic with generations to come.

Untermalt mit Gedichten und Zitaten werden die Bilder von Michael Hague gekonnt in Szene gesetzt. Sein Stil, anders und unverkennbar, gibt diesem Bilderbuch seinen besonderen Reiz. Leider ist auch dieses Buch wieder nur englisch, aber das stört nicht die Schönheit der Bilder. --- 3 Punkte --- bei Amazon suchen

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Through the Looking Glass

Autor: Lewis Carroll
Verlag : Penguin Books

Alice goes through the looking glass into another world whose eccentric inhabitants seem to be either chess-pieces or characters from nursery rhymes - that is, when they are not talking flowers or insects. Obeying theri own impossible rules of logic, the are all full of criticism or good advice as Alice, a lowly Pawn, sets out on her quest to become a Queeen of the Chess Bord.
On her journey she meets Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Dweedledee and the White King as well as her own dinner. She learns to keep running fast enough to stay in the same place, why there is never jam today and about the importance of believing six impossible things after breakfast. It is not surprising that Alice is confused as to who is dreaming it all...

Meine Kommentar erfolgt, sobald ich das Buch gelesen habe ;o). --- bei Amazon suchen

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