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In the Footsteps of Almost Forgotten Creatures

July 25, 2023 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9781777791810
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Enter the world of household spirits and explore some of the lesser-known creatures that lurk within the tales that we have come to know and love: The spirits of German folklore inhabit the pages of this book just as they settled the homesteads of ancient Germany. Belief in these creatures shaped daily life for centuries--first shared orally and later written down and compiled, most famously by the Brothers Grimm. Now, in the 21st century, a team of three German creators have set themselves the mission of bringing these creatures back from the fog of oblivion to the international public. Domestic dragons and wild women, Kobolds and Wichtel are portrayed through the lens of narrative and mythological research showing their regional peculiarities within european folktales. Each creature is brought to life as a detailed sculpture in original size, based on historical descriptions and beautifully photographed in Germany, in the landscape that these creatures might once have walked. A new, spectacular approach that combines both art and cultural studies in an innovative way. Household Spirits!: In the Footsteps of almost Forgotten Creatures is now available as part of Eye of Newt's specialty series, Wool of Bat, which is focused on the preservation and promotion of folklore and oral history from around the world. Freshly translated into English and featuring a new introduction by historian Owen Davies, this book presents an authentic compilation of the knowledge and nature of the mysterious creatures roaming houses, castles, and farms in German-speaking countries. Original quotes from regional legends and guest contributions from various academic researchers complement this extraordinary compilation, which will delight both lovers of fairy tales and those interested in mythology and cultural history.

About this Author

Florian Shäfer Florian is the driving force behind Forgotten Creatures. The biologist has been fascinated by the sagas and fairy tales of his homeland since childhood. In his artistic work he combines his knowledge of anatomy and ecology, as well as his in-depth knowledge of cultural science. In this way Florian creates unique creatures and spirits that give us insight into our own cultural past. Janin Pisarek Janin is a folklorist and responsible for the technical quality control at Forgotten Creatures. She studied folklore, cultural history, and educational science at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. Her thesis on wolves and werewolves in oral stories and German folk belief, including the current return of the wolf, received the Special Promotion Prize from the Märchenstiftung Walter Kahn. Hannah Gritsch Hannah is a communication designer with a focus on photography and graphic design. With her unique style, Hannah manages to breathe life into Florian's sculptures in a fascinating way. She is the designated contact person for all graphical and aesthetical issues and supports the project with her experience in the advertising industry.

ISBN: 9781777791810
Format: Hardcover
Series: Wool of Bat
Pages: 194
Publisher: Eye of Newt Books
Published: 2023-07-25

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