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really incredible book...
on 6 July 2013
A truly fabulous book, full of beautiful full colour images complimented with a well researched written text.
There is marvellous automata (for example an amazing colour example of a 16th century German automaton of Neptune sitting on a tortoise both of whom can move) with highly ornate baroque astronomical clocks and armillary spheres.
From the grotesque mummified heads to animal skulls; teddy bears to taxidermy, fabled creatures to incredible three dimensional assemblages of contemporary sculpture by the artist Daniel Spoerri in the chapter headed Resurgences...
this really is an incredible book.