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Elephants, Horses, and the Proportions of Paradise

Monday 5 November 2018 at 16:22

Does each species have an optimal form? An ideal beauty that existed prior to the Fall? These were questions that concerned both artists and breeders alike in the 17th century. Dániel Margócsy on the search for a menagerie of perfect prelapsarian geometry.

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