Zoomorphism


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Zoomorphism

Representation of gods in the form of animals; also, use of animal forms in art or symbolism.
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Added to this, of course, the term appeared in an intellectual climate sympathetic both to Calhoun's manner of zoomorphism, and pessimistic about the problems of overpopulation and urban decay.
Looking at humans as though they were animals (zoomorphism) has paid great dividends to Conniff but it would have been more interesting if he had delved into the history of how modern millionaires made their millions.
As early as in 1929, Leo Frobenius, the founder of cultural morphology, noted "that a period of anthropomorphism must have been preceded by an older one of zoomorphism" (1929: 248 f., translated from German).
Two mythic cycles--of Adonis and of Heracles; in the latter feminine and masculine deities are equal and the main motifs are: labours and victory; zoomorphism and fighting with beasts 109.
The computer that is enabling him to replace geometric abstraction with zoomorphism has simply made Gehry, in his words, "once more the master builder." "Once more" because the technology had developed beyond the control of an individual builder and now he has regained mastery.
Both artists would have appreciated, I think, not only the game's mind-bending plasticity, but its distinct zoomorphism. Much time is spent on all fours, and many capoeira movements boast bestial names, such as the back-flip called macaco ("monkey") and a potent, heel-first kick known as a rabo de arraia ("tail of the sting ray").