Antoine-Joseph Dezallier D'Argenville: Shells

Carpita, Veronica; Willmann, Rainer; Willmann, Sophia

9783836511117

ISBN 10: 3836511118 / 3-8365-1111-8
ISBN 13: 9783836511117
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
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This title includes masterpieces from the sea. Antoine Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville (1680-1765) was so bewitched by seashells that he authored one of the world's most spectacular books dedicated to seashells. His "La Conchyliologie ou Histoire Naturelle des Coquilles de Mer, d'Eau Douce, Terrestres et Fossiles", published at Paris in 1780, was a summa of contemporary knowledge in the complementary fields of mineralogy and conchology, and was so popular as to turn the study of natural history into a fad in Paris. A botanist and art lover, Dezallier drafted life-size drawings of the seashells, hand-coloring them in rococo style and even using a mirror to illustrate them to best effect. This luxurious edition, complete with a magnificent engraved frontispiece based on a drawing by the King of France's principla painter, Francois Boucher (1703-1770), was financed by numerous savants and amateurs. Boucher owned an eclectic collection of art, porcelain, mineral specimens, seashells, coelenterates, and a hodgepodge of curiously shaped and colored objects. Seashells were always considered 'natural works of art', i.e. specimens of nature's power to craft plastic works from raw materials on par with those created by man, and were thus admired as the tangible image of the wonder and perfection of Creation. Taschen's complete reprint of these 80 splendid hand-colored copper engraved plates, distinguished by their vivid colors and vast selection of rare, beautiful species, is taken from one of the finest original copies. The copy belongs to Claire Cernoia, president of Vasari Rare Books & Prints, vasaribooks.com.

 

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Book Description: Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d' Argenville (1680-1765) zählt zu den faszinierendsten Persönlichkeiten unter Frankreichs Gelehrten und Sammlern des 18. Jhs. Seine Leidenschaft galt den Muscheln und ihr verdanken wir eines der spektakulärsten Bücher, die diesem Motiv je gewidmet wurden. Sein La Conchyliologie ou Histoire Naturelle des Coquilles de Mer, d'Eau Douce, Terrestres et Fossiles, das 1780 in Paris nach seinem Tod erschien, enthielt die Summe des damaligen Wissens auf dem Gebiet der Conchyliologie und war so beliebt, daß das Studium der Naturgeschichte in Paris zu einer Modeerscheinung wurde. TASCHENs vollständiger Nachdruck dieser prächtigen, handkolorierten Kupferstiche, die sich durch ihre lebhaften Farben und die große Zahl seltener, wunderschöner Arten auszeichnen, entstand nach einem der besten Exemplare des Originals., 216 S., 25 x 34 cm, Halbleinen (Taschen, 2009) Buch - Top-Zustand, gebraucht. Bookseller Inventory # 890529

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Book Description: Koln, Taschen, 2009, 2009. Hardcover, 4to., mauve cloth spine, with colour illus. boards, illus. colour endpages, colour frontis, black & white and colour plates throughout, including 80 reprinted plates from the original publication, text is in English/French & German, bibliography, 216pp. Amateur natural historian who expanded the knowledge of shells for the whole world but also the concept of Cabinet's of Curiosities. Bookseller Inventory # 14304

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