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Gardens and Medicinal Virtues

Health and Beauty Between Past and Present

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Sabrina Minuzzi    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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This short catalogue was created to leave a trace of the exhibition realised at the end of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie project based at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The aim of the event was to explain what was meant in the past by materia medica – plants, animals and minerals as a source of medicinal substances – but also how many implications knowledge, and therefore respect and love for Nature, has in the present as well. The exhibition, set up in the ancient venue of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, the Sala Sansoviniana, involved public and private subjects, with a variety of items: illustrated herbals, rare handbills for medicinal remedies, apothecary’s tools, works of art (etchings, engravings, mixed techniques) and even two board games, one from the nineteenth century and another from the present day, with naturalistic woodcuts.

Published
July 26, 2023
Language
IT, EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-720-3
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-719-7
Number of pages
152
Dimensions
24x22 cm
Copyright: © 2023 Sabrina Minuzzi. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted in unadapted form only and provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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