Anthony Grafton: The Emperor of Things
13 September 2018
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Yale, 277 pp., £50, May 2017, 978 0 300 21919 7Show More
Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist by Gareth Williams.
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“... in which naturalists collaborated with fishermen and gamekeepers, female gardeners and male artists to create a magnificently vivid and innovative, if sometimes bizarre, brand of natural history. UlinkaRublack (Dressing Up, 2011) and others have examined soft velvets and flashing silks, slashed doublets and massive, statue-stiff dresses to show how clothes really did make the man, and the woman. In ...”