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Author Attenborough, David, 1926-

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

Imprint New Haven, Ct. : Yale University Press, c2007.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  QH46.5 .A88 2007    Available  ---
Description 223 p. : ill., maps (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Note Published to accompany exhibitions held Queen's Gallery (Edinburgh) Mar. 2-Sept. 16, 2007 and Queen's Gallery (Buckingham Palace) Mar. 14-Sept. 21, 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-219) and index.
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.
Contents Foreword / Jane Roberts -- Picturing the natural world / David Attenborough -- Leonardo da Vinci : "All the works of Nature which adorn the world" / Martin Clayton -- The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo : "With the true eye of a lynx" / Rea Alexandratos -- Alexander Marshal : "His curious booke of flowers in miniature" / Susan Owens -- Maria Sibylla Merian : "Great diligence, grace and spirit" / Susan Owens -- Mark Catesby : " A genius for natural history" / Susan Owens.
Subject Royal Collection (Great Britain) -- Exhibitions.
Natural history illustration -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Owens, Susan.
Clayton, Martin, 1967-
Alexandratos, Rea.
Royal Collection (Great Britain)
Queen's Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Queen's Gallery (London, England)
ISBN 9780300125474