Title: Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: 1995
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1995. Pantheon Books. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 164 pages. October 1995. hardcover. Jacket paintng - 'Credenza Curiosa', Opificio delle Pietre Dure. 0679439986. keywords: Oddities Museum History. inventory # 21695. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A nondescript storefront operation in Los Angeles, California, the Museum of Jurassic Technology actually exists - that may be the only thing about it that is for certain. The creation of David Wilson, a man of prodigiously unusual imagination, the museum is crammed full of some of the most astonishingly unbelievable marvels known to man. Visitors to the museum continually find themselves caught between wondering at the marvels of craft and nature that are on display and wondering whether any of this could possibly be true. Indeed, Wilsonís true subject seems to be wonder itself, the delicious human capacity for astonishment and absorption out of which all true creativity arises. MR. WILSONíS CABINET OF WONDER begins as a simple investigation of the tiny storefront in southern California and spirals out into a consideration of the origins of all modern museums in the wonder-cabinets of the sixteenth century, the generative role of pure imagination in both art and science, the mystifying bases of the authoritative in every field, and, not least, the actual existence and profound significance of human horns. . Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 21695
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