The project Staged Nature, commissioned by the Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisboa in the framework of the Future Architecture 2020 fellowship, allows us to gather an interesting number of publications concerning zoological gardens, their origins and the strange relationship human beings – animals.

Berger, J., 1991. Why look at animals?. In: About looking. New York: Vintage International, pp. 3-28.

Garces, J., 1997. História do jardim zoológico de Lisboa em banda desenhada. Lisboa: s.n.

Levin, A., 2015. Zoo Animals as Specimens, Zoo Animals as Friends: The Life and Death of Marius the Giraffe. Environmental Philosophy, pp. 1-24.

Parker, M., 2020. The genealogy of the zoo: Collection, park and carnival. Organization, 00(0), pp. 1-17.

Pessoa, F., 2013. Lisboa – o que o turista debe ver (1925). Re-edition a cura di Lisboa: Livros Horizonte.

Rothfels, N., 2002. Savage and beasts: the birth of the modern zoo. Baltimore & London: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

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