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Making marvels : science and splendor at the courts of Europe / edited by Wolfram Koeppe.

Koeppe, Wolfram, 1962- (redaktör/utgivare, författare)
Syndram, Dirk, 1955- (författare)
Smith, Pamela H., 1957- (författare)
Rainer, Paulus (författare)
Bayer, Florian Thaddäus (författare)
Plassmeyer, Peter (författare)
Andrews, Noam (författare)
Donefer-Hickie, Ana Matisse (författare)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) (creator_code:isb_t, utgivare, creator_code:his_t)
Alternativt namn: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 9781588396778
Publicerad: New York, New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2019]
Distribuerad: New Haven, [Connecticut] : Distributed by Yale University Press
Tillverkad: Madrid, Spain : Brizzolis
Copyright: ©2019
Engelska 307 pages
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Innehållsförteckning Sammanfattning Ämnesord
  • Setting the Standard: Forging a Culture of Magnificence -- marvels, Wonders, and Their Offspring / Wolfram Koeppe -- Entries -- The Kunstkammer: A Haven of Splendor & Study -- Amassing Magnificence: The Role of the Kunstkammer in Princely Self-Representation / Dirk Syndram -- Courtly Marvels and the New Experimental Philosophy / Pamela H. Smith -- Chasing Marvels, Revealing Secrets: The Kunstkammer in the Age of Discovery / Paulus Rainer -- A Surviving Curiosity: The Esterházy Kunstkammer / Florian Thaddäus Bayer / Entries -- Princely Education & Entertainment -- Scientific Instruments as Courtly Objects / Peter Passmeyer -- The Ivory Turn: Of Solids, Curves, and Nests / Noam Andrews -- The Noble Art: Alchemy and Innovation at Court / Ana Matisse Donefer-Hickie -- Entries -- Technological Marvels in Motion -- Clocks and Automata: The Art of Technological Development / Wolfram Koeppe -- Entries.
  • Innovation, technology, and spectacle combine in wondrous works of decorative art and furniture that embody the splendor and luxury of the royal courts of Europe. 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. This 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. 
  • "Featuring more than 150 treasures from several of the world's most prestigious collections, 'Making Marvels' explores the vital intersection of art, technology, and political power at the courts of early modern Europe. It was there, from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, that a remarkable outpouring of creativity and learning gave rise to exquisite objects that were at once beautiful works of art and technological wonders. By amassing vast, glittering collections of these ingeniously crafted objects, princes flaunted their wealth and competed for mastery over the known world. More than mere status symbols, however, many of these marvels ushered in significant advancements that have had a lasting influence on astronomy, engineering, and even international politics. Incisive texts by leading scholars situate these works within the rich, complex symbolism of life at court, where science and splendor were pursued with equal vigor and together contributed to a culture of magnificence." 


Dekorativ konst  (sao)
Konsthantverk  (sao)
Konst och vetenskap  (sao)
Kuriosakabinett  (sao)
Hovliv  (sao)
Decorative arts  -- Europe -- Exhibitions. (LCSH)
Art and science  -- Europe -- History -- Exhibitions. (LCSH)
Cabinets of curiosities  -- Europe -- Exhibitions. (LCSH)
Courts and courtiers  (LCSH)
Art and science  (LCSH)
Cabinets of curiosities  (LCSH)
Decorative arts  (LCSH)
Decorative arts  (LCSH)
Europa  (sao)
Europe  -- Court and courtiers -- Exhibitions. (LCSH)


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Illustrerade verk  (saogf)
Exhibition catalogs.  (lcgft)
Essays.  (lcgft)
Illustrated works.  (lcgft)


NK925 (LCC)
745.094 (DDC)
Ih-a (kssb/8 (machine generated))
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