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Making marvels

science and splendor at the Courts of Europe
Verfasser: Suche nach diesem Verfasser Metropolitan Museum of Art <New York, NY> [Herausgebendes Organ]
Medienkennzeichen: Allgemein
Jahr: 2019
Verlag: New York, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Innovation, technology, and spectacle combine in wondrous works of decorative art and furniture that embody the splendor and luxury of the royal courts of Europe0 At once beautiful works of art and technological wonders, the objects featured in Making Marvels demonstrate how European royalty from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment signaled their status through their collections of ingeniously crafted inventions. Featuring 150 exemplary objects ranging from mechanical toys to scientific instruments, timepieces to automata, this groundbreaking study brings to life a glorious period when luxury, a quest for knowledge, scientific invention, and political power combined to produce remarkable works of art. More than frivolous playthings, these works inspired technical innovations that influenced a broad spectrum of activities, including astronomy, engineering, and artisanal craftsmanship. 0 0This remarkable volume explores works in a wide range of materials, including precious metals, gemstones, pietra dura, marble, ivory, wood, bone, shell, glass, and paper. The book's compelling essays address the layered historical context in which these objects were fashioned and gathered into cabinets of wonder at courts throughout Europe; elucidate their complex blending of art and science; and provide fascinating details about the patrons who commissioned them and the specialists who made them.00Exhibition: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (25.11.2019-01.03.2020)

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Verfasserangabe: edited by Wolfram Koeppe
Medienkennzeichen: Allgemein
Jahr: 2019
Verlag: New York, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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ISBN: 1588396770
2. ISBN: 9781588396778
Beschreibung: 307 Seiten : Illustrationen
Schlagwörter: Höfische Kultur, Kunstwerk, Raritätenkammer, Wissenschaftliches Instrument, Adelskultur, Artefakt <Ästhetik>, Höfische Lebensweise, Hofleben <Höfische Kultur>, Kunst- und Wunderkammer, Kunstdenkmal <Kunstwerk>, Kunstgegenstand, Kunstkammer, Kuriositätenkammer, Kuriositätensammlung, Raritätenkabinett
Beteiligte Personen: Suche nach dieser Beteiligten Person Koeppe, Wolfram [HerausgeberIn]
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: This catalogue is published in conjunction with "Making marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe", on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from November 25, 2019, to March 1, 2020. - Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 269-298
Mediengruppe: Ausstellungskatalog