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The theater of nature, or, Curiosity filled the cabinet / [written and illustrated by Angela Lorenz].

Author/Creator:
Lorenz, Angela.
Other Title:
Curiosity filled the cabinet
Theater of nature
Edition:
Trade ed.
Publication:
[Bologna] : Novelties of Purpose, 2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 18 cm.
Subjects:
Artists' books -- Italy.
Cabinets of curiosities -- History.
Museums in art.
Museums -- History.
Notes:
"The artist's hand drawn copperplate etchings, based on old engravings depicting the earliest museums in Europe, are reproduced here in a facsimile version of the original limited-edition artist's book. Inside, a rhyming poem recounts the rise and fall of cabinets of curiosities, illustrated with nine watercolors based on 16th and 17th century manuscripts commissioned by Ulisses Aldrovandi (1522-1605), housed in the University of Bologna Library, and by Manfredo Settala (1600-1680), now housed in the Biblioteca Estense of Modena, Italy."--Colophon.
Two mounted accordion fold illustrated texts, printed on both sides.
Issued in folding paper case, which when mounted, represents a magic lantern.
"Both the trade edition and the original were printed in the typeface Centaur, a mythical beast, at the Stamperia Valdonega of Verona, on acid-free paper produced by Cartiere Fedrigoni."--leaf [10].
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Fund for the Arts of the Contemporary Book Collections.
Promotional postcard laid in.
Penn Chronology:
2002
Contributor:
Stamperia Valdonega, printer.
Ruth and Marvin Sackner Fund for the Arts of the Contemporary Book Collections.
ISBN:
8885033431 :
OCLC:
50256257
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