Amazing Rare Things: Art of Natural History in Age of Discov

£19.95

This illustrated book records some defining moments in the art of natural history, taken from the world-famous collection of drawings at Windsor Castle. It accompanies the exhibition which opened at the Queen’s Gallery, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in January 2007, moving to the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, in Spring 2008.

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The great voyages of discovery of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries brought European artists face-toface with new and exotic plants and animals, and created an intense interest in the way nature was investigated and recorded. In Amazing Rare Things, Sir David Attenborough explores the history of natural history. With expert curators from the Royal Library, he examines the contributions of four great artists and one pre-eminent collector to this era of extraordinary scientific advances. Beautifully illustrated with a selection of exquisite drawings and watercolours by Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian and Mark Catesby; and with works collected by Cassiano dal Pozzo, this book examines the engagement between art and nature, from Renaissance Italy to the New World of the Americas. This unique and fascinating book shines a light on the role of artists in our exploration of the natural world.

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Weight 0.898 kg
Dimensions 24.2 × 19.8 × 2.8 cm
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Cover

Hardback

Pages

223

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

508.0222 (edition:22)

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General – Trade / Code: K