Animals and Us
“The first instinct of an eighteenth-century naturalist when he (and they were usually ‘he’) saw a bird or animal that he didn’t recognize was to shoot it,” writes Jenny Uglow in the NYR Daily in her review of “Making Nature,” an exhibition that “investigates our long history of trying to comprehend the wealth of the animal world, while also making us dizzily aware that we are, after all, animals ourselves. Where do we fit? How have our visions of nature changed? How responsible are we for today’s rampaging loss of habitat and species?”
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