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Cabinets of Curiosities Patrick Mauries

Cabinets of Curiosities By Patrick Mauries

Cabinets of Curiosities by Patrick Mauries

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Cabinets of Curiosities Summary

Cabinets of Curiosities by Patrick Mauries

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 a compact edition, 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.

Cabinets of Curiosities Reviews

'Captivating ... just to read about the chaos of the cabinets, let alone look at the many beautiful images selected by Mauries, is dizzying ... Mauries offers the kind of historical unity of which the early collectors, with their wonderful curiosity and lust for affinity, would have been proud' - The Times Higher Education Supplement
'Mauries' book's splendiferous illustrations, some of which fold out to disclose shocks within, alternate the delightful and the disturbing' ' - Guardian
'Splendid' - Times Literary Supplement
'One of the most beautiful art books you will ever see' - World of Interiors
'Awesome ... a splendid memento mori' - Irish Times

About Patrick Mauries

Patrick Mauries is a writer and publisher of many notable titles on fashion and design, including Jewelry by Chanel, A Cabinet of Rarities, The World According to Karl and Fashion Quotes to name a few, all published by Thames & Hudson.

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Cabinets of Curiosities by Patrick Mauries
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