Treasures of the Habsburgs

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The House of Hapsburg was one of the wealthiest and most powerful dynasties in Europe, and many of its members were great patrons and collectors of art. This stunning book, with more than 300 colour photographs, presents about 150 examples of the Kunstkammer - or cabinet of curiosities - where wonders of art, science and nature were brought together, ranging from pieces of sculpture and metalwork to exotic objects fashioned from ostrich eggs, nautilus shells, rhinoceros horns and sharks' teeth.

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Treasures of the Habsburgs

Treasures of the Habsburgs

The Kunstkammer at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Hardback304pp Illustrated300x240mm

9780500516805     Product Code: 224935

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The House of Hapsburg was one of the wealthiest and most powerful dynasties in Europe, and many of its members were great patrons and collectors of art. This stunning book, with more than 300 colour photographs, presents about 150 examples of the Kunstkammer - or cabinet of curiosities - where wonders of art, science and nature were brought together, ranging from pieces of sculpture and metalwork to exotic objects fashioned from ostrich eggs, nautilus shells, rhinoceros horns and sharks' teeth.

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