Definitions

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  • noun A cabinet of scientific curiosities, especially during the Renaissance.

Etymologies

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From German Wunderkammer ("room of wonders").

Examples

  • Cabinets of curiosities also known as Wunderkammer, Cabinets of Wonder, or Wonder-rooms were encyclopedic collections of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were various.

    The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

  • Cabinets of curiosities also known as Wunderkammer, Cabinets of Wonder, or Wonder-rooms were encyclopedic collections of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were various.

    Ecstatic Days » 2009 » December

  • Wunderkabinett and Wunderkammer - A Wunderkabinett is most literally a "cabinet of wonders," and a Wunderkammer is a "chamber of wonders," exhibition spaces in which miscellaneous curiosities — odd and wondrous rarities — brought together for private contemplation and pleasure.

    The Manifesto

  • Wunderkabinett and Wunderkammer - A Wunderkabinett is most literally a "cabinet of wonders," and a Wunderkammer is a "chamber of wonders," exhibition spaces in which miscellaneous curiosities — odd and wondrous rarities — brought together for private contemplation and pleasure.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • According to Wikipedia, cabinets of curiosities also known as Wunderkammer or wonder-rooms were collections of types of objects we now regard as quite separate, but whose boundaries were in the Renaissance yet to be defined.

    Great Guelph Photos and Cool Blog Links by Creative Guelphites

  • According to Wikipedia, cabinets of curiosities also known as Wunderkammer or wonder-rooms were collections of types of objects we now regard as quite separate, but whose boundaries were in the Renaissance yet to be defined.

    Great Guelph Photos and Cool Blog Links by Creative Guelphites

  • The term Wunderkammer - a general cabinet of curiosities - might better sum up its philosophy, but that term has already been widely used - perhaps, as explored here in the article World Wide Wunderkammer at Mappa Mundi, because the Web itself is a Wunderkammer.

    A lunar eclipse and other curiosities

  • The term Wunderkammer - a general cabinet of curiosities - might better sum up its philosophy, but that term has already been widely used - perhaps, as explored here in the article World Wide Wunderkammer at Mappa Mundi, because the Web itself is a Wunderkammer.

    Archive 2003-11-01

  • Heather McDougal was our guest, talking about her article in the latest MAKE, "Your Own Wunderkammer," a how-to on building a "Wunderkammer," or "cabinet of wonders.",

    Daily DIY

  • Heather McDougal was our guest, talking about her article in the latest MAKE, "Your Own Wunderkammer," a how-to on building a "Wunderkammer," or "cabinet of wonders.",

    MAKE Magazine

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