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NA COLLECTING NATURE. Ed. by Andrea Galdy and Sylvia Heudecker. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2014. 266 pp. with 52 ills. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781443860550 In English.
Publisher's description: Nature can be collected in many forms and shapes: live animals have been locked up in cages, displayed in zoos and menageries, and their hides and dried body parts were used as part of the set-up in galleries and studies. Plants from far-away countries have been cultivated in botanical gardens and in hothouses. Even the depiction of medicinal plants and of prized animals was regarded as an important part of the decorative scheme. Recent research has also shown that artificialia and naturalia were shown side by side in early modern Europe--sometimes in the company of scientifica--and that the exhibition set-up often included a complex arrangement of stables, kennels, art gallery and library. Villas and country houses displayed favourite horses, as well as paintings and antiquities. Botanical gardens and gardens of simples at monastic foundations and universities imposed order and intellectual scope to the cultivation of many new species imported to Europe during the age of exploration.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 162736
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