The Munich Kunstkammer

The Munich Kunstkammer
A Book

by Katharina Pilaski,Katharina Pilaski Kaliardos

  • Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9783161521881
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Kunstkammer that Albrecht V, Duke of Bavaria, founded in Munich in the 1560s was among the first princely collections conceived as a site for the storage and production of universal knowledge. In her study, Katharina Pilaski Kaliardos focuses on the collection's functions in the context of the larger program of the centralization of princely power and the territory's confessionalization in the wake of the Council of Trent. For the first time, this study anchors the Kunstkammer in the immediate context of the intellectual milieu of the Bavarian court, reconstructing the interests of courtiers related to the collection's epistemology. In her focus on the Kunstkammer's Counter Reformation context, the author analyzes the confessional arguments made by material objects representing natural prodigies, and situates reproductions of natural objects in the context of contemporary votive practice and in the natural-philosophical discourse about the powers of art to reproduce nature.

The Munich Kunstkammer

The Munich Kunstkammer
1565 - 1807

by Lorenz Seelig

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Munich Kunstkammer

The Munich Kunstkammer
Art, Nature, and the Representation of Knowledge in Courtly Contexts

by Katharina Pilaski Kaliardos

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9783161586118
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Kunstkammer that Albrecht V, Duke of Bavaria, founded in Munich in the 1560s was among the first princely collections conceived as a site for the storage and production of universal knowledge, and was distinguished by a particular emphasis on the representation of the territory and dynasty of its founder. In her study, Katharina Pilaski Kaliardos focuses on the collection's functions in the context of the larger program of the centralization of princely power and the territory's confessionalization in the wake of the Council of Trent. For the first time, this study anchors the Kunstkammer in the immediate context of the intellectual milieu of the Bavarian court, reconstructing the interests of courtiers related to the collection's epistemology. In light of the museological treatise published by Samuel Quiccheberg at the Munich court in 1565, the author analyzes the Kunstkammer's connection to the topical tradition and encyclopedic projects of the time, arguing that the collection's original ambition was to be a fundamentally pragmatic site for the representation and production of knowledge useful for the governance of the territory. An analysis of objects documenting wondrous natural events throughout the territory elucidates the particularly Catholic approach to natural prodigies and their role in the collection's confessional argument. In her exploration of period perceptions of the Kunstkammer's profuse holdings of documentary imagery, Kaliardos situates reproductions of natural objects in the context of contemporary religious practice, and in the natural-philosophical discourse about the powers of art to reproduce nature.

The Munich Kunstkammer

The Munich Kunstkammer
Art, Nature, and the Representation of Knowledge in Courtly Context

by Katharina Pilaski

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Curiosity and Wonder from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

Curiosity and Wonder from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
A Book

by R.J.W. Evans

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-03-02
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1351946668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Curiosity' and 'wonder' are topics of increasing interest and importance to Renaissance and Enlightenment historians. Conspicuous in a host of disciplines from history of science and technology to history of art, literature, and society, both have assumed a prominent place in studies of the Early Modern period. This volume brings together an international group of scholars to investigate the various manifestations of, and relationships between, 'curiosity' and 'wonder' from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Focused case studies on texts, objects and individuals explore the multifaceted natures of these themes, highlighting the intense fascination and continuing scrutiny to which each has been subjected over three centuries. From instances of curiosity in New World exploration to the natural wonders of 18th-century Italy, Curiosity and Wonder from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment locates its subjects in a broad geographical and disciplinary terrain. Taken together, the essays presented here construct a detailed picture of two complex themes, demonstrating the extent to which both have been transformed and reconstituted, often with dramatic results.

Sculpture Collections in Europe and the United States 1500-1930

Sculpture Collections in Europe and the United States 1500-1930
Variety and Ambiguity

by Anonim

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2021-04-26
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9004458840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exploring the various forms taken by sculpture collections, this volume presents new research on collectors, modes of display, and the aesthetics of viewing sculpture, making a notable addition to the literature on the history of sculpture and art collecting as a cultural phenomenon.

Animals and Early Modern Identity

Animals and Early Modern Identity
A Book

by PiaF. Cuneo

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 1351576437
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Animals were everywhere in the early modern period and they impacted, at least in some way, the lives of every kind of early modern person, from the humblest peasant to the greatest prince. Artists made careers based on depicting them. English gentry impoverished themselves spending money on them. Humanists exercised their scholarship writing about them. Pastors saved souls delivering sermons on them. Nobles forged alliances competing with them. Foreigners and indigenes negotiated with one another through trading them. The nexus between animal-human relationships and early modern identity is illuminated in this volume by the latest research of international scholars working on the history of art, literature, and of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Germany, France, England, Spain, and South Africa. Collectively, these essays investigate how animals - horses, dogs, pigs, hogs, fish, cattle, sheep, birds, rhinoceroses, even sea-monsters and other creatures - served people in Europe, England, the Americas, and Africa to defend, contest or transcend the boundaries of early modern identities. Developments in the methodologies employed by scholars to interrogate the past have opened up an intellectual and discursive space for - and a concomitant recognition of - the study of animals as a topic that significantly elucidates past and present histories. Relevant to a considerable array of disciplines, the study of animals also provides a means to surmount traditional disciplinary boundaries through processes of dynamic interchange and cross-fertilization.

Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe
A Book

by Robert Muchembled,William Monter

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2007-03-01
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 0521845491
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This 2007 volume reveals how a first European identity was forged from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Cultural exchange played a central role in the elites' fashioning of self. The cultures they exchanged and often integrated with included palaces, dresses and jewellery but also gestures and dances.

Ways of Knowing

Ways of Knowing
Ten Interdisciplinary Essays

by Mary Lindemann

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2021-10-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9004476040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume explores two questions of interest to a larger intellectual community: (1) what constituted knoweldge in the context of early modern Germany and (2) how knowledge was gathered, assembled, organized, deployed, and interpreted. The perspective is interdisciplinary and the contributions represent several fields of scholarly inquiry.

Making Marvels

Making Marvels
Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe

by Wolfram Koeppe,Noam Andrews,Florian Thaddäus Bayer,Jens Ludwig Burk,Wolfram Dolz,Ana Matisse Donefer-Hickie,Karsten Gaulke,Michael Korey,Lothar Lambacher,Peter Plassmeyer,Paulus Rainer,Antje Scherner,Konrad Schlegel,Pamela H. Smith,Dirk Syndram

  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release : 2019-11-25
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1588396770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Miniature Monuments

Miniature Monuments
Modeling German History

by Helmut Puff

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2014-06-23
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 3110304090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Miniature Monuments: Modeling German History offers a series of essays on small-scale models of bombed out cities. Created between 1946 and the present, these plastic renderings of places provide eerie glimpses of destruction and devastation resulting of the air war. This study thus permits fresh angles on post-war responses to the compounded losses of WW II, and it does so through considering these “miniature monuments‎” (of, among others, Frankfurt, Munich, Schwetzingen, Heilbronn and Hiroshima) in a deep cultural history that interlaces the sixteenth, eighteenth, and twentieth centuries. Three-dimensional renderings in diminutive size have rarely been subjected to rigorous theoretical reflection. Conventionally, models, whether of ruins or intact spaces, have been assumed to be “easily legible”; that is, they have been assumed to be vehicles of the authentic. Yet rubble and other models should be theorized as complex simulacra of abstract realities and catalysts of memories. Miniature Monuments thus tackles a haunting paradox: building ruins. The book elucidates how utterly contingent processes of crumbling and collapse (the English words for the Latin ruina) came to command such great interest in modern Europe that tremendous efforts were taken to uncover, render, and, most of all, recreate ruins.

Early Modern Things

Early Modern Things
Objects and their Histories, 1500-1800

by Paula Findlen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-03-02
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN : 1351055720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Early Modern Things supplies fresh and provocative insights into how objects – ordinary and extraordinary, secular and sacred, natural and man-made – came to define some of the key developments of the early modern world. Now in its second edition, this book taps a rich vein of recent scholarship to explore a variety of approaches to the material culture of the early modern world (c. 1500–1800). Divided into seven parts, the book explores the ambiguity of things, representing things, making things, encountering things, empires of things, consuming things, and the power of things. This edition includes a new preface and three new essays on ‘encountering things’ to enrich the volume. These look at cabinets of curiosities, American pearls, and the material culture of West Central Africa. Spanning across the early modern world from Ming dynasty China and Tokugawa Japan to Siberia and Georgian England, from the Kingdom of the Kongo and the Ottoman Empire to the Caribbean and the Spanish Americas, the authors provide a generous set of examples in how to study the circulation, use, consumption, and, most fundamentally, the nature of things themselves. Drawing on a broad range of disciplinary perspectives and lavishly illustrated, this updated edition of Early Modern Things is essential reading for all those interested in the early modern world and the history of material culture.

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 3, Early Modern Science

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 3, Early Modern Science
A Book

by David C. Lindberg,Roy Porter,Katharine Park,Lorraine Daston,Mary Jo Nye,Cambridge University Press,Theodore M. Porter,Dorothy Ross

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 865
  • ISBN : 0521572444
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An account of European knowledge of the natural world, c.1500-1700.

Queen Hedwig Eleonora and the Arts

Queen Hedwig Eleonora and the Arts
Court Culture in Seventeenth-Century Northern Europe

by Lisa Skogh

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1351552511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As queen consort and dowager, Hedwig Eleonora (1636?1715) held a unique position in Sweden for more than half a century. As the dominant collector and patron of art and architecture in the realm, she left a strong mark on Swedish court culture. Her dynastic network among the Northern European courts was extensive, and this helped to make Sweden a major cultural center in Northern Europe in the later seventeenth century. This book represents the first major scholarly publication on the full range of Hedwig Eleonora?s endeavours, from the financing of her court to her place within a larger princely network, to her engagements with various cultural pursuits, to her public image. As the contributors show, despite her high profile, political position, and conspicuous patronage, Hedwig Eleonora experienced little of the animosity directed at many other foreign queens and regents, such as the Medici in France and Henrietta Maria in England. In this way, she provides a model for a different and more successful way of negotiating the difficulties of joining a foreign court; the analysis of her circumstances thus adds a substantial dimension to the study of early modern queenship. Presenting much new scholarship, this volume highlights one extremely significant early modern woman and her imprint on Northern European history, and fosters international awareness of the importance of early modern Scandinavia for European cultural history.

"Prints in Translation, 1450?750 "

'Prints in Translation, 1450?750 '
"Image, Materiality, Space "

by EdwardH. Wouk

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1351553216
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Printed artworks were often ephemeral, but in the early modern period, exchanges between print and other media were common, setting off chain reactions of images and objects that endured. Paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, musical or scientific instruments, and armor exerted their own influence on prints, while prints provided artists with paper veneers, templates, and sources of adaptable images. This interdisciplinary collection unites scholars from different fields of art history who elucidate the agency of prints on more traditionally valued media, and vice-versa. Contributors explore how, after translations across traditional geographic, temporal, and material boundaries, original 'meanings' may be lost, reconfigured, or subverted in surprising ways, whether a Netherlandish motif graces a cabinet in Italy or the print itself, colored or copied, is integrated into the calligraphic scheme of a Persian royal album. These intertwined relationships yield unexpected yet surprisingly prevalent modes of perception. Andrea Mantegna's 1470/1500 Battle of the Sea Gods, an engraving that emulates the properties of sculpted relief, was in fact reborn as relief sculpture, and fabrics based on print designs were reapplied to prints, returning color and tactility to the very objects from which the derived. Together, the essays in this volume witness a methodological shift in the study of print, from examining the printed image as an index of an absent invention in another medium - a painting, sculpture, or drawing - to considering its role as a generative, active agent driving modes of invention and perception far beyond the locus of its production.

The Court Art of Friedrich Sustris

The Court Art of Friedrich Sustris
Patronage in Late Renaissance Bavaria

by Susan Maxwell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1351545434
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shedding new light on the relatively unknown art of the Wittelsbach dukes's sixteenth-century court, The Court Art of Friedrich Sustris represents the first monograph to focus on this Italian-trained Netherlandish artist. The volume incorporates original archival material, including letters and payment records into the analysis of Sustris's many projects that ranged from large fresco cycles to intimate luxury and devotional objects. Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria transformed Munich into a vital cultural crossroads between northern Europe and Italy. As Wilhelm's court artist and artistic director, Friedrich Sustris created a unified vision that broadcast Bavarian magnificence to princely courts across Europe. Although much of Sustris's work is lost, the remaining body of his drawings provides a unique window onto the reception of drawings by early modern elites within the context of their collecting practices.

Art and Curiosity Cabinets of the Late Renaissance

Art and Curiosity Cabinets of the Late Renaissance
A Contribution to the History of Collecting

by Julius von Schlosser

  • Publisher : Getty Research Institute
  • Release : 2021-01-19
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 160606679X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For the first time, the pioneering book that launched the study of art and curiosity cabinets is available in English. Julius von Schlosser’s Die Kunst- und Wunderkammern der Spätrenaissance (Art and Curiosity Cabinets of the Late Renaissance) is a seminal work in the history of art and collecting. Originally published in German in 1908, it was the first study to interpret sixteenth- and seventeenth-century cabinets of wonder as precursors to the modern museum, situating them within a history of collecting going back to Greco-Roman antiquity. In its comparative approach and broad geographical scope, Schlosser’s book introduced an interdisciplinary and global perspective to the study of art and material culture, laying the foundation for museum studies and the history of collections. Schlosser was an Austrian professor, curator, museum director, and leading figure of the Vienna School of art history whose work has not achieved the prominence of his contemporaries until now. This eloquent and informed translation is preceded by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann’s substantial introduction. Tracing Schlosser’s biography and intellectual formation in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, it contextualizes his work among that of his contemporaries, offering a wealth of insights along the way.

The Evolution of Library and Museum Partnerships

The Evolution of Library and Museum Partnerships
Historical Antecedents, Contemporary Manifestations, and Future Directions

by Juris Dilevko,Lisa Gottlieb

  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9781591580645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Libraries, museums, and the ways patrons use them have drastically changed in the past decades. Digitization projects, infotainment, and the Internet are redefining the library's and the museum's roles in the community. What are the implications for the future of these institutions? The authors examine, and set out an exciting vision of, a new library-museum hybrid. The juxtaposition of library collections and museum artefacts, they assert, has the potential to create authentic, interactive experiences, and can help establish a distinct, meaningful, and sustainable role for libraries. In the authors' words, libraries can then "reassert themselves as places devoted to contemplation, wonder, knowledge acquisition, and critical inquiry". Commercialization, edutainment, and the library as a learning community are just some of the fascinating topics addressed as the authors explore the future's terrain, and how libraries might situate themselves upon it.

A House Divided

A House Divided
Wittelsbach Confessional Court Cultures in the Holy Roman Empire, c. 1550-1650

by Andrew L. Thomas

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2010-04-06
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9004183701
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the intersection between religious belief, dynastic ambitions, and late Renaissance court culture within the main branches of Germany's most storied ruling house, the Wittelsbach dynasty. Their influence touched many shores from the "coast" of Bohemia to Boston.

Early Modern Color Worlds

Early Modern Color Worlds
A Book

by Tawrin Baker,Sven Dupré,Sachiko Kusukawa,Karin Leonhard

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2016-09-23
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9004316604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many challenges hinder the historical study of early modern color. These essays offer a way forward through the category of ‘color worlds’—constituted by practices, concepts and objects—and examine the emergence of the languages and objects used to communicate between them.