Parution : Chipps Smith, “Kunstkammer Early Modern Art and Curiosity Cabinets in the Holy Roman Empire”, Chicago, Chicago University Press, 2023

Exquisitely illustrated, the first thorough history of these astonishing Early Modern cabinets of curiosities.

Kunstkammer, art and curiosity cabinets housed in a dedicated room or suite of chambers, were often filled with thousands of diverse and sometimes shocking objects reflecting the bounty of nature and human creativity. These could range from a cherry pit carved with dozens of faces to an intricate drinking cup fashioned from a rhinoceros horn. Whether as a setting for personal contemplation or as a manifestation of the wealth and prestige of its owners, these proto-museums dazzled visitors of the time. This book offers the first in-depth comparative examination of the history, theory, organization, and character of the major Kunstkammern in the Holy Roman Empire.

Jeffrey Chipps Smith is the Kay Fortson Chair in European Art at the University of Texas, Austin, and specializes in early modern Northern European art. His most recent book is Albrecht Dürer and the Embodiment of Genius: Decorating Museums in the Nineteenth Century.

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Fiammetta Campagnoli (2023, 12 août). Parution : Chipps Smith, “Kunstkammer Early Modern Art and Curiosity Cabinets in the Holy Roman Empire”, Chicago, Chicago University Press, 2023. Centre d'Histoire de l'Art de la Renaissance. Consulté le 1 mars 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/mp96

Fiammetta Campagnoli

Fiammetta Campagnoli est doctorante en histoire de l'art moderne à l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Ses recherches se concentrent sur la perception et sur la réception de la spatialité de l’image mariale au XVe et au XVIe siècle.

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