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Relatore: Claudia Swan

The Nature of Exotic Shells: Labor and the Costs of Visibility

Research Seminar
Throughout the early modern era, European collectors of exotic objects such as shells performed elaborate rituals of natural historical and aesthetic discernment in the spaces of their studies and cabinets. Where and how were shells—and other exotic specimens—found? How and by virtue of what forms of labor did they arrive in the spaces of early modern collections? [more]
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