Rare and Curious

Rare and Curious

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  • Autor: Elizabeth Ellis
  • Editor: The Miegunyah Press
  • Relaese Date: 01 September 2011
  • ISBN: 0522861172
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 288 pages
  • File Size: 46MB
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Description Rare and Curious de Elizabeth Ellis:

Rare and Curious uncovers the secret histories of the Macquarie and Dixson Galleries collectors' chests for the first time, telling stories of ambition and failure, friendship and betrayal, intrigue and mystery. The Macquarie collectors' chest, an enigmatic wooden cabinet filled with painted panels and exotic treasures, was created in Australia for Governor Lachlan Macquarie around 1818. It was taken to the United Kingdom, and languished forgotten and unnoticed in a Scottish castle until it was rediscovered in the late 1970s. The Mitchell Library of New South Wales acquired the chest, and its remarkable similarity to the Dixson Galleries collectors' chest, acquired by the Library in 1937, raised intriguing questions about the cabinets' creators, owners and purpose. Filled with more than 150 stunning photographs and paintings, Rare and Curious presents these unusual and beautiful chests within a lavishly produced, elegant book. Elizabeth Ellis is the former Mitchell Librarian and Assistant State Librarian, Collection Management Services, at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. She is now inaugural Emeritus Curator at the Mitchell Library. Her previous publications include Conrad Martens: Life and Art and, as a contributing author, Reframing Darwin: Evolution and Art in Australia.

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