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- ISBN: 1902163990
- Category: Math & Science
- Author: david-attenborough
- Subcategory: Nature & Ecology
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- Publisher: ROYAL COLLECTION ENTERPRISES; 1St Edition edition (2008)
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This attractive volume by naturalist Attenborough et al. chronicles select dimensions of the development of natural history illustration in the 'Age of Discovery'.
You'll imagine yourself with naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian as she tramps into the wilderness of Surinam. The sumptuous drawings and watercolors reproduced in this volume bear witness to the endeavors of Merian, Leonardo da Vinci and other artists who recorded the plants, animals and insects they observed with intensity. The accompanying prose bristles with detail. "This attractive volume by naturalist Attenborough et al.
223 p. : 25 cm. Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery. Published to accompany exhibitions held Queen's Gallery (Edinburgh) Mar. 2-Sept. 16, 2007 and Queen's Gallery (Buckingham Palace) Mar. 14-Sept. Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-219) and index.
This exploration of the natural world from the late fifteenth century to the early eighteenth century represents a period when European knowledge of the world was transformed by voyages of discovery to the farthest reaches of Africa, Asia, America, and beyond. The Royal Collection, held at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, and Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, has been shaped by the personal tastes of kings and queens for more than five hundred years.
The paper and print quality is superb, with an amazing level of detail visible in the color plates. Recommended for public and academic libraries. -Library Journal Silver medal winner for the 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in the Nature category Selected as a 2008 AAUP University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries "Scientists often wonder who first illustrated biodiversity, and I imagine that artists often wonder about the chronology and development of accurate depictions.
The works in this exhibition have been selected, in collaboration with Sir David Attenborough, from six remarkable and diverse groups of natural history drawings and watercolours in the Royal Collection. They date from the late fifteenth century to the early eighteenth century, a period when European knowledge of the world’s flora and fauna was transformed by voyages of discovery to Africa, Asia and the Americas. Through painstaking examination and description, these artists (and one collector) hoped to comprehend the natural riches of an ever-expanding world
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Amazing Rare Things The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, Rea Alexandratos. The book focuses on an exquisite selection of natural history drawings and watercolors by Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Mark Catesby, and from the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo-works all held in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. David Attenborough, a pioneer of the nature documentary, has written and presented nine major television series on virtually every aspect of life on Earth.
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