9780500022887-0500022887-Cabinets of Curiosities

Cabinets of Curiosities

ISBN-13: 9780500022887
ISBN-10: 0500022887
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Mauriès, Patrick
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780500022887
ISBN-10: 0500022887
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Mauriès, Patrick
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mauriès, Patrick wrote Cabinets of Curiosities comprising 256 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0500022887 and 9780500022887. Since then Cabinets of Curiosities textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.93 or rent at the marketplace.

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“Maurie`s’ tour of strange objects is entertaining and fascinating.” ―Antiques And The Arts Weekly

Unicorns’ horns, mermaids’ skeletons, stuffed and preserved animals and plants, precious metals, clocks, scientific instruments, celestial globes―all knowledge, the whole cosmos, arranged on shelves in a single room. Such were the cabinets of curiosities of the seventeenth century, the last period of history when man could aspire to know everything.

The collectors were archdukes and kings―the Emperor Rudolf II was the prince of all collectors―rich merchants and scholars, and their collections ranged from a single crowded room to whole palatial suites. Cabinets of Curiosities traces the amazing history of these unique spaces, receptacles, and fascinating contents within, from their first appearance in the inventories and engravings commissioned by Renaissance noble families, such as the Medicis or the Hapsburgs, via those of the Dane Ole Wurm and the German polymath Athanasius Kircher, to the seventeenth-century scientist Elias Ashmole and Dutch collector Levinus Vincent.

Author Patrick Maurie`s chronicles the amazing history of these rooms of wonders in this ingeniously erudite survey. Not many of the rooms survive, but there are pictorial records and their contents still exist and are among the treasures of museums all over the world.

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