Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy is one of the most important books I’ve read on Victorian taxidermy in months. It’s like Jude the Obscure, but with squirrels.
Beautiful new photographs... nothing short of stunning.
Dr Pat Morris, who is the greatest authority in Britain on historical taxidermy and owns at least one Potter masterpiece, mourns the loss of this unique ensemble. His meticulously researched text, together with Joanna Ebenstein's pellucid photographs and details, give it a worthy memorial.
Nostalgically enjoying new book on Walter Potter's weird taxidermy. Museum was part of my childhood.
Potter [had] instant celebrity status among his peers and a cult status that lives on... At once macabre and inexplicably compelling. It's little wonder his present-day fans include Peter Blake, Damien Hirst and David Bailey.
This handsomely photographed guide to Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter's stuffed animal tableaux is a delight.... A fascinating story, sumptuously illustrated by detailed photographs of the tableaux: taxidermy experts Dr Pat Morris and Joanna Ebenstein have brought the weird and wonderful world of Walter Potter alive for a whole new generation.