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The art of natural history : illustrated treatises and botanical paintings, 1400-1850

Author: Therese O'Malley; Amy R W Meyers; Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington : National Gallery of Art, ©2010.
Series: Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.), v. 69.; Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.)., Symposium papers ;, v. 69.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the relationship between image and text, this title considers how both media aided the development and transmission of scientific knowledge. Presenting images found throughout Europe in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Art of natural history.
Washington : National Gallery of Art, ©2010
(OCoLC)752876599
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Therese O'Malley; Amy R W Meyers; Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780300160246 0300160240
OCLC Number: 506253687
Notes: "Proceedings of the symposium 'The Art and History of Botanical Painting and Natural History Treatises, ' organized by the Center of Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in honor of Franklin D. Murphy. The symposium was held 3-4 May 2002 in Washington."--Title page verso.
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Artisanal knowledge and the representation of nature in the sixteenth-century Germany --
Botany and humanism in the renaissance: background, interaction, contradictions --
Uses of botanical treaties in the Netherlands --
Between observation and image: representations of insects in Robert Hooke's micrographia --
Eyes of the New Pliny: the use of images in Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo's historia general y natural de las Indias --
Mexican nature in Diego Valades' Rhetorica Christiana --
From florence to Philadelphia: naturalistic illustration in Tuscany --
"La femminil paziena" Women painters and natural history in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries --
Garden book made for Emperor Rudolf II in 1593: Hans Puechfeldner's Nutzliches khunstbuech de gartnereij --
"Cosmic delight": Batolomeo Bimbi and the representation of nature at the court of Cosimo III de' Medici --
Congenial climate of coffeehouse horticulture: historia plantarum rariorum and the catalogus plantrum.
Series Title: Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.), v. 69.; Studies in the history of art (Washington, D.C.)., Symposium papers ;, v. 69.
Responsibility: edited by Therese O'Malley and Amy R.W. Meyers.

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