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CABINETS DE CURIOSITÉS : LA PASSION DE LA COLLECTION

CABINETS DE CURIOSITÉS : LA PASSION DE LA COLLECTION
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  • AuthorChristine Davenne,
    photographies de Christine Fleurent
  • PublisherLa Martinière
  • Date of publicationNovembre 2011
  • Language(s)French
  • IllustrationsColour, b&w ill.
  • Pages232
  • DescriptionHardback
  • Price (VAT incl.)39.90 € 
  • AvailabilityOn order

Appeared in Europe during the Renaissance, the cabinets of curiosities housed vast collections, often princely, aiming to recreate the whole world in one place and looking for exoticism, rarities, and even chimeras. These collections of objects wavered then between the assertion of man's power and his vanity. Arranged and organized, the collections of these "wonder rooms" have finally been gathered by subjects to give birth, during the Age of Enlightenment, to museums. Nowadays, cabinets of curiosities remain an important source of inspiration, for contemporary art as for decoration.
This book presents the history of the cabinet of curiosities, since its creation until now, and the different themes to which belong these curiosities.

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