Category Archives: Bird of Paradise

El ave del paraíso. Historia natural y alegoría

Book chapter (in Spanish) devoted to the allegorical uses of the bird of paradise in the early modern European context. Some references and sources are here introduced and discussed for the first time. José Ramón Marcaida, “El ave del paraíso. … Continue reading

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Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español – Nuncius review

New review of my book Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español. Historia natural, coleccionismo y cultura visual (Marcial Pons, 2014), written by Susana Gómez López and published in the latest issue of Nuncius. PDF available here: Review Marcaida Nuncius Nuncius, Volume 30, Issue … Continue reading

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La modernidad científica europea, by José Pardo Tomás – Review of JR Marcaida, “Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español” (in Spanish)

La modernidad científica europea, by José Pardo Tomás Here you have the generous review of my book written by historian of science José (Pepe) Pardo Tomás, and published in the April issue of  Andalucía en la historia, ISSN 1695-1956, Nº. … Continue reading

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Todo lo visible y lo invisible, by Juan Marqués (Revista de Occidente) – Review of JR Marcaida, “Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español” (in Spanish)

I’m very grateful to Juan Marqués for his review of my book Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español. Historia natural, coleccionismo y cultura visual (Madrid: Marcial Pons Historia – Fundación Focus-Abengoa, 2014), published in Revista de Occidente (April Issue, … Continue reading

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Francisco Marcuello – Historia natural y moral de las aves. -Zaragoca. Lanaja 1617 – Francisco Marcuello – Google Books

Historia natural y moral de las aves. -Zaragoca. Lanaja 1617 – Francisco Marcuello – Google Books.

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La historia natural y sus imágenes en la época de Rubens – Museo del Prado 2014

Here you have the video of my recent conference at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Press here to access the PradoMedia link: La historia natural y sus imágenes en la época de Rubens – Jose Ramon Marcaida Lopez – … Continue reading

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Natural history and visual culture in the age of Rubens – Museo del Prado (2014)

A few days ago I had the opportunity to fulfill a long-held dream: to give a talk at the Prado Museum in Madrid, one of my favourite museums, whose collections I’ve studied for quite some time as historian of science … Continue reading

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Ephemerality and Durability in Early-Modern Visual and Material Culture

Ephemerality and Durability in Early-Modern Visual and Material Culture Colloquia at CRASSH, University of Cambridge (24-25 May 2013) and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, Huntington Library, San Marino, California (27-28 September 2013). A summary of the main themes of … Continue reading

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Birds-of-Paradise Project // The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Birds-of-Paradise Project  

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