The Resource Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery, Sir David Attenborough ; Susan Owens, Martin Clayton and Rea Alexandratos

Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery, Sir David Attenborough ; Susan Owens, Martin Clayton and Rea Alexandratos

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Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery
Title
Amazing rare things
Title remainder
the art of natural history in the age of discovery
Statement of responsibility
Sir David Attenborough ; Susan Owens, Martin Clayton and Rea Alexandratos
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery
  • "From the fifteenth century onwards, as European explorers sailed forth on grand voyages of discovery, their encounters with exotic plants and animals fanned intense scientific interest. Scholars began to examine nature with fresh eyes, and pioneering artists transformed the way nature was seen and understood. In Amazing Rare Things, renowned naturalist and documentary-maker David Attenborough joins with expert colleagues to explore how artists portrayed the natural world during this era of burgeoning scientific interest. 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. Attenborough and his coauthors offer lucid commentary on topics ranging from the 30,000-year history of human drawings of the natural world, to Leonardo's fascination with natural processes, to Catesby's groundbreaking studies that introduced Europeans to the plants and animals of North America. With 160 full color illustrations, this beautiful book will appeal to readers with interests that extend from art and science to history and nature." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
508.0222
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH46.5
LC item number
.A884 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery, Sir David Attenborough ; Susan Owens, Martin Clayton and Rea Alexandratos
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Amazing rare things : the art of natural history in the age of discovery, Sir David Attenborough ; Susan Owens, Martin Clayton and Rea Alexandratos
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  • Published to accompany exhibitions held Queen's Gallery (Edinburgh) March 2-September 16, 2007, and Queen's Gallery (Buckingham Palace) March 14-September 21, 2007
  • Paperback edition previously published in the United Kingdom by Kales Press, 2009
  • Hardback edition published by Yale University Press and in the United Kingdom by Royal Collection Enterprises, Ltd., 2007
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "His curious booke of flowers in miniature": Alexander Marshal
  • Susan Owens
  • "Great diligence, grace and spirit": Maria Sibylla Merian
  • Susan Owens
  • " A genius for natural history": Mark Catesby
  • Susan Owens
  • Foreword
  • Jane Roberts
  • Picturing the natural world
  • David Attenborough
  • "All the works of Nature which adorn the world": Leonardo da Vinci
  • Martin Clayton
  • ""With the true eye of a lynx": The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo
  • Rea Alexandratos
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ocn905638720
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780300215724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
LOR : 2016-05-09
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905638720
  • (Sirsi)i9780300215724

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