The art of experimental natural history

Chapter 3 traces, from the same perspective, the reception of Bacon's art of natural and experimental history in late seventeenth-century England. It shows that many elements of Bacon's 'art' had acquired a 'life of their own' in the ...

Author: Dana Jalobeanu

Publisher: Zeta Books

ISBN: 9786068266923

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Treasures of the Natural History Museum

The treasures highlighted here are selected both from objects on display and those stored behind the scenes.

Author: Vicky Paterson

Publisher: Natural History Museum, London

ISBN: 0565094394

Category: Natural history

Page: 256

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The treasures highlighted here are selected both from objects on display and those stored behind the scenes. Each one is chosen for its scientific importance, striking beauty or intriguing story--and sometimes all three. Among the many exceptional natural wonders featured are: a rare meteorite from Mars; Darwin's celebrated finch specimens; a lethal claw from the dinosaur Baryonyx; one of the first forms of life on Earth; and some immaculately dressed fleas. The book also includes the magnificent Museum building itself with its many architectural treasures. With intriguing stories behind each entry, this a fascinating insight into the Museum's unrivaled collections. This reduced size edition is chunky yet portable, and retains the lavish finish of the original gift book.

Amazing Rare Things

Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery.

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: Kales Press

ISBN: 0979845629

Category: Nature

Page: 223

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Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery.

Wonder The Natural History Museum Poetry Book

This fantastic collection speaks of the wonder of nature and shows us why we need to look after our incredible planet.

Author: Ana Sampson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529059014

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

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Wonder: The Natural History Museum Poetry Book is a beautiful gift hardback collection of poetry with poems inspired by The Natural History Museum. It covers everything from the depths of space to the very centre of the earth - there are poems about the solar system, planet earth, oceans and rivers, birds, dinosaurs, fossils, wildlife, flowers, fungi, insects, explorers and palaeontologists. Each section includes an introduction and some footnotes about particularly interesting species. The museum has a collection of over eighty million objects and behind the scenes of its twenty-eight galleries crowd kilometres of preserved specimens, libraries of rare books and artworks, wonders gathered on some of the most famous voyages in history, rooms packed with pressed plants, warehouses teeming with stuffed animals and freezers full of DNA. As well as a museum, it is a state-of-the-art centre for discovery with over three hundred resident scientists and over ten thousand visiting researchers each year, investigating everything from dinosaurs to life on other planets. The collection is made up of brand new and classic poems and is illustrated with botanical drawings and engravings from the museum’s collections. This fantastic collection speaks of the wonder of nature and shows us why we need to look after our incredible planet.

Magazine of Natural History

ART . I. Natural History in London . The Zoological Society . - In a letter to Lord Lansdowne , the president of this Society , published in the Times , Jan. 22. , the writer entreats the president to take warning by the fate of the ...

Author: John Claudius Loudon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069282047

Category: Natural history

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Magazine of Natural History

ART . I. Natural History in London . THE Zoological Society . In a letter to Lord Lansdowne , the president of this Society , published in the Times , Jan. 22. , the writer entreats the president to take warning by the fate of the ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044106375538

Category: Natural history

Page: 596

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Photography Natural History and the Nineteenth Century Museum

Natural History Museum, London Gray, J. E., Collection of Illustrations of Cetaceans and Sirenia Comprising Prints, ... State Library of Queensland Walford, Edward, Representative Men in Literature, Science and Art, Alfred William ...

Author: Kathleen Davidson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351106870

Category: Photography

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The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the rise of new visual technologies. Concurrently, different parts of the British Empire began to more actively claim their right to being acknowledged as indispensable contributors to knowledge and the progress of empire. This book addresses the complex relationship between natural history and photography from the 1850s to the 1880s in Britain and its colonies: Australia, New Zealand and, to a lesser extent, India. Coinciding with the rise of the modern museum, photography’s arrival was timely, and it rapidly became an essential technology for recording and publicising rare objects and valuable collections. Also during this period, the medium assumed a more significant role in the professional practices and reputations of naturalists than has been previously recognized, and it figured increasingly within the expanding specialized networks that were central to the production and dissemination of new knowledge. In an interrogation that ranges from the first forays into museum photography and early attempts to document collecting expeditions to the importance of traditional and photographic portraiture for the recognition of scientific discoveries, this book not only recasts the parameters of what we actually identify as natural history photography in the Victorian era but also how we understand the very structure of empire in relation to this genre at that time.

The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way

Peck, Robert McCracken. “The Art of Bones.” Natural History 117, no. 10 (December 2008–January 2009): 24–29. Preston, Douglas J. Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History. St. Martin's Press, 1993.

Author: Colin Davey

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823287079

Category: History

Page: 278

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Tells the story of the building of the American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium, a story of history, politics, science, and exploration, including the roles of American presidents, New York power brokers, museum presidents, planetarium directors, polar and African explorers, and German rocket scientists. The American Museum of Natural History is one of New York City’s most beloved institutions, and one of the largest, most celebrated museums in the world. Since 1869, generations of New Yorkers and tourists of all ages have been educated and entertained here. Located across from Central Park, the sprawling structure, spanning four city blocks, is a fascinating conglomeration of many buildings of diverse architectural styles built over a period of 150 years. The first book to tell the history of the museum from the point of view of these buildings, including the planned Gilder Center, The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way contextualizes them within New York and American history and the history of science. Part II, “The Heavens in the Attic,” is the first detailed history of the Hayden Planetarium, from the museum’s earliest astronomy exhibits, to Clyde Fisher and the original planetarium, to Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and it features a photographic tour through the original Hayden Planetarium. Author Colin Davey spent much of his childhood literally and figuratively lost in the museum’s labyrinthine hallways. The museum grew in fits and starts according to the vicissitudes of backroom deals, personal agendas, two world wars, the Great Depression, and the Cold War. Chronicling its evolution―from the selection of a desolate, rocky, hilly, swampy site, known as Manhattan Square to the present day―the book includes some of the most important and colorful characters in the city’s history, including the notoriously corrupt and powerful “Boss” Tweed, “Father of New York City” Andrew Haswell Green, and twentieth-century powerbroker and master builder Robert Moses; museum presidents Morris K. Jesup, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Ellen Futter; and American presidents, polar and African explorers, dinosaur hunters, and German rocket scientists. Richly illustrated with period photos, The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way is based on deep archival research and interviews.

Natural History Dioramas

Nevertheless, they rightly believed that photographs and the other more scientific methods, despite their accuracy, would not engage the viewer as a well as a fine art painting. These were surprisingly astute observations not usually ...

Author: Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401794961

Category: Science

Page: 289

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This book brings together in a unique perspective aspects of natural history dioramas, their history, construction and rationale, interpretation and educational importance, from a number of different countries, from the west coast of the USA, across Europe to China. It describes the journey of dioramas from their inception through development to visions of their future. A complementary journey is that of visitors and their individual sense making and construction of their understanding from their own starting points, often interacting with others (e.g. teachers, peers, parents) as well as media (e.g. labels). Dioramas have been, hitherto, a rather neglected area of museum exhibits but a renaissance is beginning for them and their educational importance in contributing to people’s understanding of the natural world. This volume showcases how dioramas can reach a wide audience and increase access to biological knowledge.

Birds The Art of Ornithology

Birds tells the remarkable story of the development of ornithological art through the ages, from the earliest images of birds in the Renaissance, through the Age of Exploration, to the present day.

Author: Jonathan Elphick

Publisher:

ISBN: 0565094335

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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