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The First Treatise on Museums - Samuel Quiccheberg's Inscriptiones, 1565

The First Treatise on Museums - Samuel Quiccheberg's Inscriptiones, 1565 (Paperback)

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This is a new translation of Quiccheberg's seminal 16th century text on the collection and display of objects. Samuel Quiccheberg's Inscriptiones, first published in Latin in 1565, is an ambitious effort to demonstrate the pragmatic value of curiosity cabinets, or Wunderkammer, to princely collectors in 16th-century Europe and, by so doing, inspire them to develop their own such collections. Quiccheberg shows how the assembly and display of physical objects offered nobles a powerful means to expand visual knowledge, allowing them to incorporate empirical and artisanal expertise into the realm of the written word. Quiccheberg's descriptions of early modern collections provide both a point of origin for today's museums and an implicit critique of their aims, asserting the fundamental research and scholarly value of collections: collections are to be used, not merely viewed. The First Treatise on Museums makes Quiccheberg's now rare publication available in English translation. Complementing the translation are a critical introduction by Mark Meadow and a preface by Bruce Robertson.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design styles Publisher: Getty Trust Publications Publication Date: 14/11/2013 ISBN-13: 9781606061497  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mark Meadow is associate professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Bruce Robertson is professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and director of the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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