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Collectors and curiosities : Paris and Venice 1500-1800

Author: Krzysztof Pomian
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Polity Press ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Basil Blackwell, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines the the history of collecting in early modern Europe and describes the objects that were included in famous collections. It also considers the type of people who became collectors, and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Krzysztof Pomian
ISBN: 0745606806 9780745606804
OCLC Number: 23901301
Language Note: Translation of: Collectionneurs, amateurs et curieux.
Notes: Translation of: Collectionneurs, amateurs et curieux.
Spine title: Collectors & curiosities.
Description: 348 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Collection between the Visible and the Invisible --
1.1 A Collection of Collections --
1.2 Collections: the Invisible and the Visible --
1.3 Usefulness and Meaning --
1.4 Museums and Private Collections --
2. The Age of Curiosity --
3. Collections in Venetia in the Heyday of Curiosity --
3.1 Collections as Microcosms --
3.2 The Galleries of Antiquities --
3.3 Natural Curiosities --
3.4 Paintings --
4. Medals/Shells = Erudition/Philosophy --
5. Dealers, Connoisseurs and Enthusiasts in Eighteenth-Century Paris --
6. Maffei and Caylus --
7. Collectors, Naturalists and Antiquarians in the Venetian Republic of the Eighteenth Century --
7.1 Paintings, Drawings, Engravings --
7.2 Objects from the Natural World --
7.3 Historical Monuments --
8. Private Collections, Public Museums
Other Titles: Collectionneurs, amateurs et curieux.
Collectors & curiosities
Responsibility: Krzysztof Pomian ; translated by Elizabeth Wiles-Portier.


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