Cabinets of Curiosities

Cabinets of Curiosities

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By (author) Patrick Mauries

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 232mm x 308mm x 30mm | 1,801g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500515948
  • ISBN 13: 9780500515945
  • Illustrations note: 272 illustrations, 139 in colour
  • Sales rank: 118,515

Product description

All knowledge, the cosmos arranged on shelves, in cupboards, or hanging from the ceiling, 'infinite riches in a little room' such were the cabinets of curiosities of the 17th century. This survey, now available in "PLC", traces the amazing history of cabinets of curiosities, from their first appearance in the inventories and engravings commissioned by Renaissance nobles such as the Medici or the Hapsburgs, via those of the Dane Ole Wurm and the Italian polymath Athanasius Kircher, to the serious 17th- and 18th-century scientists Elias Ashmole and Levinas Vincent.

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[This book] is an entertaining read with hundreds of images of both the collectibles and the elaborate presentations fashioned for them during the great age of collecting. "