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Holophusicon - The Leverian Museum: An Eighttenth-Century English Institution of Science, Curiosity, and Art

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Holophusicon - The Leverian Museum: An Eighttenth-Century English Institution of Science, Curiosity, and Art

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Holophusicon - The Leverian Museum: An Eighttenth-Century English Institution of Science, Curiosity, and Art Product Description:

Forty years ago, anthropologist Adrienne Kaeppler was working at Bishop Museum when she was challenged by a curatorial puzzle that launched her into a lifelong quest to determine the present-day whereabouts and backstories of the artifacts of the Holophusicon, perhaps the most important museum in Europe in the late eighteenth century.


In her new book, Holophusicon, the Leverian Museum: An Eighteenth- Century English Institution of Science, Curiosity, and Art, Kaeppler traces the fascinating history of the institution itself and its owner, Sir Ashton Lever, incorporating hundreds of period illustrations and detailed descriptions. Her extensive scholarly investigation has resulted in a comprehensive catalogue that illuminates the breadth and historical importance of the Leverian collections, which included some of the best collections from the voyages of Captain James Cook.

Page Count 320
Publisher Museum Fur Volkerkunde
Publish Date August 2011
Dimensions 12" H x 10" W x 1.0" D
Author Adrienne Kaeppler
About the Author Adrienne L. Kaeppler is curator of Oceanic Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Her research primarily focuses on material culture and the interrelationships between social structure and art.
Binding Softcover
ISBN 13 9783981162042

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