Mythical Creatures

A palm-sized compendium of fanciful beasts in art, from around the world and throughout history

This miniature bestiary contains some 200 illustrations of more than 160 mythical beings: fire-breathing dragons, mysterious mermaids, sinuous sea serpents, mischievous yokai, and many other wondrous creatures drawn from global folklore and mythology. They are depicted in a wide variety of artistic media, from painting and book illustration to sculpture and ceramics, from ancient times to the present. An insightful text explores the history of these creatures and their cultural roles. All lovers of myth and fantasy will delight in this Tiny Folio. 

By Lauren Bucca
288 pages
Published by Abbeville Press, 2023
4.3 x 1 x 4.7 inches