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A Cabinet of Rarities: Antiquarian Obsessions and the Spell of Death #2020

A Cabinet of Rarities Antiquarian Obsessions and the Spell of Death The manifestation of a collector s appetite for discovering and mastering the world represented by singular items of natural history geology art orrelicscabinets of curiosities and rarities became

  • Title: A Cabinet of Rarities: Antiquarian Obsessions and the Spell of Death
  • Author: Patrick Mauriès Erik Desmazieres
  • ISBN: 9780500516348
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Cabinet of Rarities: Antiquarian Obsessions and the Spell of Death By Patrick Mauriès Erik Desmazieres, The manifestation of a collector s appetite for discovering and mastering the world represented by singular items of natural history, geology, art, orrelicscabinets of curiosities and rarities became popular in the Renaissance and were precursors to the modern museum.Largely inspired by seventeenth century scientist and antiquary Sir Thomas Browne, whose esoteric writThe manifestation of a collector s appetite for discovering and mastering the world represented by singular items of natural history, geology, art, orrelicscabinets of curiosities and rarities became popular in the Renaissance and were precursors to the modern museum.Largely inspired by seventeenth century scientist and antiquary Sir Thomas Browne, whose esoteric writings have long appealed to scholars, this rare new work is a bibliophile s delight Erik Desmazi res s contemporary etchings present a cabinet of rarities portraying a collection of the recondite, rare, and bizarre, complete with emblems of the vanity of earthly life and intimations of mortality Death and decay are favorite subjects a skull recalls depictionsof Sir Thomas Browneamp s own, disinterred and displayed in a local museum until the 1920s These abstruse objects and specters of death, subject matter once considered the preserve of specialists, have entered the cultural mainstreamand have found a broad popular audience.

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    1. After reading Preston and Child s Cabinet of Curiosities, I couldn t resist finding out about cabinets of curiosities the precursor to the modern museum This gorgeous, weird book is a history of the cabinets and their weird contents everything from sculpture, to shells and minerals, fake dragons and preserved baby heads.

    2. A collection of Desmazieres etchings, with essays by Patrick Mauries on Thomas Browne, Borges, Sebald, and a brief history of the wunderkammer A lovely book to look at.

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