A Bestiary of the Bizarre


A dark yet engrossing visual history of fearsome beasts from every age and culture in art, mythology and legend


ISBN: 9780500292556 Category:

Christopher Dell


Monsters have preoccupied mankind from the earliest times: even cave art includes animal-human monsters. Certainly monsters were present in the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia; the Old Testament describes the giant land and sea monsters Behemoth and Leviathan, while in the world of Classical mythology, monsters embody the fantasies of the gods and the cruellest punishments of human beings.

This book explores monsters down the ages and throughout the world. It provides a visual history of the human mind, lit up by flashes of wild and unearthly inspiration.

Additional information

Weight 428 g
Dimensions 12.5 x 17.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2016
Number of pages 216
Format Hardback
Dimensions 12.5 x 17.3 cm
Weight 428 g


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Christopher Dell holds a degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, London. He has written and edited many bestselling titles on art and visual culture, including Freemasonry, Mythology, Monsters, What Makes a Masterpiece? and The Occult, Witchcraft & Magic, all published by Thames & Hudson.