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Amazing Rare Things : The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery - Sir David Attenborough

Amazing Rare Things

The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2017
ISBN: 9781902163468
Number Of Pages: 224

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The Royal Collection, held at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, and Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, has been shaped by the personal tastes of kings and queens for more than five hundred years. The Collection’s exquisite natural history artworks in Amazing Rare Things is supplemented by an introduction and commentary from Sir David Attenborough. This exploration of the natural world from the late fifteenth century to the early eighteenth century represents a period when European knowledge of the world was transformed by voyages of discovery to the farthest reaches of Africa, Asia, America, and beyond. Included are works by Leonardo da Vinci and other foremost artists and collectors of their time who embraced the natural riches of their ever-expanding world and whose legacies help us better understand today our continuing relationship with the natural world.

Picturing the natural worldp. 9
'All the works of nature which adorn the world' : Leonardo da Vincip. 38
'With the true eye of a lynx' : the Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzop. 72
'His curious booke of flowers in miniature' : Alexander Marshalp. 106
'Great diligence, grace and spirit' : Maria Sibylla Merianp. 138
'A genius for natural history' : Mark Catesbyp. 176
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ISBN: 9781902163468
ISBN-10: 190216346X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 2017
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 19.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.0
Edition Number: 1

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