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Quando l'arte serviva a curare

Immagini botaniche dalla Bibliotheca Antiqua di Aboca

Duilio Contin, Lucia Tomasi Tongiorgi


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A variety of shapes and plenty of colours animate the pages of Quando l’arte serviva a curare, an evocative and precious collection of botanical images taken from the ancient herbals stored in the Bibliotheca Antiqua of Aboca Museum in Sansepolcro.

They are a series of precious botanical masterpieces dated between the 16th and the early 20th century which fascinate the reader “at each turn of the page”: mallow, aloe, calendula and other species were drawn based on therapeutic science, and their artistic, naturalistic and scientific value lures and captivates still today, since they continue to be investigated by the pharmacological research.

This collection is edited by Mr. Duilio Contin, director of the Bibliotheca Antiqua of Aboca Museum and bibliologist  as well as by Mrs. Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, full professor of History of Modern Art and Deputy Prorector at the University of Pisa.


The special binding of the book allows to remove each single botanical image, so that it can be used as a beautiful decorative item.


Dati tecnici del libro

Size: cm 30 x 42
Pages. 138, Illustration 45
ISBN 978-88-95642-95-6


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  • Quando l'arte serviva a curare

    06 August 2015 | Min. 6:33

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