Book - Terribly beautiful. Elephant Human Ivory (DE)

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Fascinated by ivory. Humans used mammoth tusks to create elaborate figurines and musical instruments as early as 40,000 years ago, and the material continues to be popular today.

Ivory polarized. Because today the tusks of the elephants stand for injustice and violence at the same time:the exploitation of people and nature, the threatened extinction of elephants, illegal hunting and organized crime are phenomena that are associated with the use of ivory. The volume takes a critical approach to the subject and poses the question of our responsibility in dealing with animals and materials.

  • Published by the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace
  • Hirmer publishing house
  • 21.5 x 26.5 cm, hard cover
  • 200 pages, 180 illustrations
  • ISBN:978-3-7774-3362-2
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