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By the time of the Renaissance the unicorn had become largely a symbolic
creature , if ambiguously deployed in secular and religious art . But strangely the
more ' unreal ' it became for the zoologist , the more powerful the unicorn became
Here then , in these tapestries is a symbolic conjunction of the ' real ' and the '
mythical ' , by which the love of the young couple was surrounded not merely by
the lovely burgeoning tokens of the homeland , but by the symbolic and
Collins , Arthur Henry : The Symbolism of Animals and Birds Represented in
English Church Architecture . London ... Vinycomb , John : Fictious and Symbolic
Creatures in Art , With Special Reference to Their Use in British Heraldry .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review
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