Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy by Melissa Milgrom (c2010)
Still Life begins with Milgrom's exploratory visit to the annual World Taxidermy Championships and ends with the submittal of her own squirrel mount to the WTC novice division two years later. In between, she lays out a brief history of taxidermy and spends time with some of today's more noted practitioners of the trade. Steering away from commercial taxidermy (think fishing and hunting trophies), she focuses instead on taxidermy as a tool of science in natural history museums and its place in the art world. An engaging read with a sense of humor, despite the "stuffy" subject matter. Check catalog for availability.
- submitted by Tom @ MPL Central