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Drawn from life : science and art in the portrayal of the New World

Author: Victoria Dickenson
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998.
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"The use of images as evidence in historical writing has been largely neglected by historians, though recent interest in the importance of visualization in scientific literature has led to a reappraisal of their value. In Drawn from Life, Victoria Dickenson uncovers a vast pictorial tradition of 'scientific illustration' that reveals how artists and writers from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Livres numériques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dickenson, Victoria.
Drawn from life.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998
(DLC) 99176068
(OCoLC)39380718
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Dickenson
ISBN: 9781442674103 1442674105
OCLC Number: 666911946
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 320 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Introduction: The Bittern from Hudson's-Bay --
Ch. 1. Emblematic Animals. Glimpses of the New World: Early Maps of North America. Marks and Emblems: Claiming a New World. Words into Pictures: The Su, the Bison, and the Simivulpa --
Ch. 2. Naturalism and the Counterfeit of Nature. The Development of Naturalism. The Representation as Counterfeit. Translating the Image: The Value of Repeated Pictorial Statement --
Ch. 3. The Living Image. Cornut and the Canadensium Plantarum. The Herbal Tradition. The Sea of Simples. The Book of God's Works: The Garden in Print. Cornut and Charlevoix --
Ch. 4. The Redefinition of Landscape. ... a vast and prodigious Cadence of Water. The Conventions of Landscape. The Deer Park. The Imposition of Order.
Responsibility: Victoria Dickenson.
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An illustrated archeology of the imagination that reveals how artists and writers from the late 16th to the early 19th century, most of whom had never seen North America, portrayed the natural  Read more...

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