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Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

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The Royal Collection, held at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, and Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, has been shaped by the personal tastes of kings and queens for more than five hundred years. The Collection's exquisite natural history artworks in Amazing Rare Things is supplemented by an introduction and commentary from Sir David Attenborough. This exploration of the natural world from the late fifteenth century to the early eighteenth century represents a period when European knowledge of the world was transformed by voyages of discovery to the farthest reaches of Africa, Asia, America, and beyond. Included are works by Leonardo da Vinci and other foremost artists and collectors of their time who embraced the natural riches of their ever-expanding world and whose legacies help us better understand today our continuing relationship with the natural world.

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Amazing Rare Things is enthralling, with elegant natural history drawings from the British Royal Collection married to beautiful prose.

About the Author

Susan Owens co-curates the world-class drawings of the Royal Collection.Sir David Attenborough's career as a pioneer documentary filmmaker and advocate for understanding the natural world spans more than fifty years, including his recent film, Planet Earth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780979845628
Author:
Attenborough, David
Publisher:
Kales Press
Author:
Owens, Susan
Author:
Clayton, Martin
Author:
Alexandratos, Rea
Subject:
History
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Natural history illustration.
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
History of Science-General
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.64x7.68x.90 in. 1.80 lbs.

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