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    DescriptionErik Desmazieres is acknowledged as a contemporary master of the art of etching. With breathtaking virtuosity, he recreates interiors, cityscapes, landscapes and fantastical compositions from a Piranesian world. Any new work Desmazieres produces is a bibliophiles delight; and this book, the first in which he uses colour, reimagines the arcane world of the cabinet of curiosities: antiquarian collections of the recondite, rare and bizarre, which reminded the viewer of the vanity of earthly life. Patrick Mauriess text is in three parts. The first locates Desmazieres and his work in the long tradition of artist-printmakers; the second surveys the world of 17th-century antiquarianism and its intriguing cast of characters (John Evelyn, John Aubrey and, above all, Thomas Browne, plus many of their continental counterparts); and in the third Mauries examines today's reawakened interest in cabinets of rarities and curiosities, and considers how a phenomenon once considered the preserve of specialists has entered the cultural mainstream.

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    A Cabinet of Rarities
    Antiquarian Obsessions and the Spell of Death
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erik Desmazieres, By (author) Patrick Mauries
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 110
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 284 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 790 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500516348
    ISBN 10: 0500516340

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AFH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030
    DC23: 769.92
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, AFH
    Illustrations note
    34 illustrations, 16 in colour
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    05 November 2012
    Publication City/Country