Sunday, January 08, 2006

Kunstkammer und Wunderkammer

One of my targets of study--Jacobus Strada/Jacopi de Strada--was a great collector of Rudolph's Kunstkammer... what exactly is a Kunstkammer?

Here are some references that may be useful:

Smith & Findlen (2002). Merchants and marvels: Commerce, science and art in Early Europe. New York, NY: Routledge. DBW N72.S3M47 2002 OUT (Smith and Findlen offer papers by Pamela Long and Chandra Mukerji!)
Kenseth (1991). The age of the marvelous. University of Chicago Press. DBW NX600.S9H66 1991
Bredekamp (1995). The lure of antiquity and the cult of the machine: the Kunstkammer and the evolution of nature, art, and technology. Princeton: Markus Wiener. DBW N1010.B7413 1995
Kaufmann (1995). Court, cloister, and city: the art and culture of Central Europe, 1450-1800. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. DBW N6754.K38
Kaufmann (1993). The mastery of nature: aspects of art, science, and humanism in the Renaissance. Princeton: Princeton University Press. DBW CB361.K36 1993
Fucíková (eds.) Rudolf II and Prague: the court and the city. Prague: Prague Castle Administration. NX571.C92P78 1997.

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