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The Art of Collecting. Lisbon, Europe and the Early Modern World (1500-1800)

The Art of Collecting. Lisbon, Europe and the Early Modern World (1500-1800)

Hugo Miguel Crespo

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 This book presents a vast array of objects patiently collected over

the past few years from European private estates and collections for

their rarity, superior craftsmanship, artistic value, historical significance,

and as testimonies of transcultural relationships linking Lisbon to Europe

and the wider world in the Age of Discovery. These objects help

us to tell a story which has remained largely untold; that of princely

collecting in Portugal in the early modern period, 1500-1800. There

are many factors which have considerably hindered our knowledge of

the art of collecting at the Lisbon court. The most important is the

almost total disappearance of the objects themselves.

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Year
2019
Size
Language(s)
English
Pages
185
Publisher
Pedro Aguiar-Branco Gallery