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ELEPHANT HOUSE: DICK BLAU. Nigel Rothfels. Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, 2015. Animalbus: Of Animals and Cultures, 7. 108 pp. with 61 ills. (58 col.) and 57 col. reference ills. 23 x 24 cm. LC 2015-6593 ISBN 9780271070858 In English.
Publisher's description: In Elephant House, photographer Dick Blau and historian Nigel Rothfels offer a thought-provoking study of the Oregon Zoo's Asian Elephant Building and the daily routines of its residents -- human and pachyderm alike. Without an agenda beyond a desire to build a deeper understanding of this enigmatic environment, Elephant House is the result of the authors' unique creative collaboration and explores the relationships between captive elephants and their human caregivers. Blau's evocative photographs are complex and challenging, while Rothfels's text offers a scholarly and personal response to the questions that surround elephants and captivity. Elephant House does not take sides in the debate over zoos but focuses instead on the bonds of attentiveness between the animals and their keepers. Accompanied by a foreword from retired elephant keeper Mike Keele, Elephant House is a frank, fascinating look at the evolving world of elephant husbandry.
Artist(s):Blau, Dick
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Photography
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 169682
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