Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe (BOK)

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An unusual collaboration among distinguished art historians and historians of science, this book demonstrates how printmakers of the Northern Renaissance, far from merely illustrating the ideas of others, contributed to scientific investigations of their time. Hans Holbein, for instance, worked with cosmographers and instrument makers on some of the earliest sundial manuals published; Albrecht Durer produced the first printed maps of the constellations, which astronomers copied for over a century; and, Hendrick Goltzius' depiction of the muscle-bound Hercules served as a study aid for students of anatomy. "Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe" features fascinating reproductions of woodcuts, engravings, and etchings; maps, globe gores, and globes; multilayered anatomical 'flap' prints; and, paper scientific instruments used for observation and measurement. Among the 'do-it-yourself' paper instruments were sundials and astrolabes, and the book incorporates a facsimile of globe gores for the reader to cut out and assemble.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forlag
ISBN 9780300171075 Antall sider 440
Dimensjoner 22,9cm x 29,2cm x 3,6cm Vekt 2948 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Susan Dackerman
Emner og form History of science, Renaissance art, Prints & printmaking

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