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Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy

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In 1500 few Europeans regarded nature as a subject worthy of inquiry. Yet fifty years later the first museums of natural history had appeared in Italy, dedicated to the marvels of nature. Italian patricians, their curiosity fueled by new voyages of exploration and the humanist rediscovery of nature, created vast collections as a means of knowing the world and used this kno ...more
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Published September 16th 1994 by University of California Press (first published 1994)
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Apr 13, 2014 Karla Jasso rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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La práctica del coleccionismo comenzó con un propósito, “poseer”. Este libro aborda dicha cultura durante el siglo XVI y XVII, la manera en que las colecciones fueron transformándose en contenidos, desde lo natural hacia lo artificial. Pero en el medio, quizá lo más relevante es la manera en que explica la cultura de la experimentación. La palabra laboratorio reviene desde diferentes puntos y es significativa:

“The laboratory was therefore a disciplined space, where experimental discursive, and
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This book looks at the development of scientific culture in Europe, using early modern (northern) Italy as a case study. Cultural forces like patronage and identity have large roles in proto-scientific circles.
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Larger version of article in 'Cultures of Natural History'
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