About the Author

Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier was formerly professor of art history at the Université Jean-Moulin in Lyon. She is the author of many books including A History of Floral Painting and A History of French Still Life in the Nineteenth Century, and coauthor of Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West, also published by Reaktion books.  Sue Rose has been working as a translator from French and Italian for more than seventeen years.