Book ReviewPigs have inspired writers from Mother Goose to Miss Piggy in The Muppets, and artists from ancient Herculaneum to contemporary Hollywood. This book is an overview of our relationship to these fascinating and often misunderstood creatures.
The book has a lively introduction, anecdotes, aphorisms and history, this illustrated book explores and celebrates the phenomenon of the pig in art, culture, entertainment, humour, food, farming and relationships.
The images presented in this very collectable book are in the form of a compilation of anecdotes, cartoons, history, photographs, paintings and sculpture. At times the images of pigs compiled here are beguiling, dignified, haunting, touching or even ferocious. Some portray the pig as a rather disturbing reflection of some of the more bizarre aspects of our own human nature!
Ultrasonic Backfat scanning of bacon pigs - first public demonstration in London in 1961
Book Details165 illustrations including 90 colour plates. Hardcover 136 pages
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