Amazing Rare Things

The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

161075
David Attenborough

Description

In Amazing Rare Things, Sir David Attenborough explores the history of natural history. With expert curators from the Royal Library, he examines the contributions of four great artists and one pre-eminent collector to this era of extraordinary scientific advances.

Beautifully illustrated with a selection of exquisite drawings and watercolours by Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Marshal, Maria Sibylla Merian and Mark Catesby; and with works collected by Cassiano dal Pozzo, this book examines the engagement between art and nature, from Renaissance Italy to the New World of the Americas. This unique and fascinating book shines a light on the role of artists in our exploration of the natural world.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    224
  • Dimensions
    245 x 195 mm
  • ISBN
    9781902163468
  • Code
    161075
  • Status
    Currently out of stock – due in about 10 days
Our Price
$39.99