Book - Terrible beauty. Elephant human ivory (EN)

Regular price €29,90
/
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Ivory fascinates. As long as 40,000 years ago people carved mammoth tusks into artful figures and musical instruments, and it remains popular as a material to this day.

Ivory polarises. Severed elefant tusks represent both injustice and violence. The exploitation of man and nature, the imminent extinction of the elephant, as well as poaching and organised crime are all phenomena which we associate with the use of ivory today. The publication approaches the subject critically and poses questions about our responsibility in our dealings with both animal and material.

  • Published by Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss
  • Hirmer Verlag
  • 21,5 x 26,5 cm, hardcover
  • 200 pages, 180 illustrations
  • ISBN: 978-3-7774-3363-9


Culture and science

The polyphony that will make up the programme of the Humboldt Forum is also reflected in the institutional interaction. The Humboldt Forum is made up of four experienced partners from the fields of culture and science.

More than just a museum shop

By bringing together outstanding collections and the diverse programme of exhibitions, education and digital offerings, the visit inspires new insights into the world.

Discover art

Special products from the world of museums