Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinets of curiosities fascinated people of the 16th and 17th centuries. From crocodiles, minerals, and corals to paintings, ivory trophies, measuring instruments, and incredible automata, it was a glimpse into a world full of natural wonders and treasures that aimed to reflect the order of the universe. This magnificent volume takes us through the world’s most beautiful collections, into the Medici treasury or the Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe) of Dresden, and offers no less than a brief cultural history of the miraculous.

Title: Cabinet of Curiosities
Authors: Collective 
Publisher: Taschen 
Theme: Art history 
Format: Hardcover 
Pages: 356 
Dimension: 29 x 39.5 cm 
Language: English, French, German 
Release date: May 2021
ISBN: 9783836540353