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First Treatise on Museums Samuel Quiccheberg's Inscriptiones 1565

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ISBN-10: 1606061496

ISBN-13: 9781606061497

Edition: 2014

Authors: Samuel Quiccheberg, Mark A. Meadow, Bruce Robertson

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Samuel Quiccheberg's Inscriptiones, first published in Latin in 1565, is an ambitious effort to demonstrate the pragmatic value of curiosity cabinets, or Wunderkammern, to princely collectors in sixteenth-century Europe and, by so doing, inspire them to develop their own such collections. Quiccheberg shows how the assembly and display of physical objects offered nobles a powerful means to expand visual knowledge, allowing them to incorporate empirical and artisanal expertise into the realm of the written word. But in mapping out the collectability of the material world, Quiccheberg did far more than create a taxonomy. Rather, he demonstrated how organizing objects made their knowledge more…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Getty Publications
Publication date: 1/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English