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Basilius Besler’s Florilegium: The Book of Plants (Bibliotheca Universalis)



Botanical beauty: Basilius Besler’s complete Hortus Eystettensis of 1613 A magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in thegreatest German garden of its time, theHortus Eystettensisis in a class of its own when it comes tothe range of flowers engraved.First published in 1613, the 367 copperplate engravings byBasilius Besler(1561 1629) capture the spectacular diversity of the palatial gardens of Prince-Bishop Johann Konrad von Gemmingen (1593/95 1612) in Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany….

Face Paint: The Story of Makeup



Make-up, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. Lisa Eldridge, one of the world’s foremost make-up artists–with a very large and loyal public following of her own–has written the first real history of the subject. Face Paint will explore the reasons behind make-up’s use, the actual materials employed and manufactured through the ages, the icons that people…

D.A.: A Transdisciplinary Handbook of Design Anthropology



«D.A.» represents a cultural science handbook of «Design Anthropology», providing an epistemology, phenomenology and survey of the varieties of the extended concept of design. Here the design concept is placed at the centre of the nexus of meaning of cultural production that rests on the three pillars ‘Segno, Mythus and Techne’. Anthropological design research is trans-disciplinary, developing in the connexion between ‘Visual Culture’ (signal, in/visibility, image/void, imagination,…