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Gardens and landscapes in the Encyclopédie of Diderot and D'Alembert : the letterpress articles and selected engravings

Author: Terence M Russell; Ann-Marie Thornton
Publisher: Aldershot, hants England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides full translations in English of some 650 articles on gardens and landscapes, and of approximately 80 commentaries to the engravings, taken from the monumental "Encyclopedie" of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Denis Diderot; Jean Le Rond d' Alembert; Jean Le Rond d' Alembert; Denis Diderot
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence M Russell; Ann-Marie Thornton
ISBN: 1859281389 9781859281383
OCLC Number: 40174588
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Part 1 Denis Diderot and the early history of the "Encyclopedie": a portrait of Diderot to the time of the inception of the "Encyclopedie"; youth and education; Diderot the Bohemian; marriage; Diderot the emergent "philosophe"; the new philosophy; philosophy and translation work; friendship - Condillac and Rousseau; "Cosmogeny" and "De Rerum Natura" - on the nature and creation of the universe; on the nature of material and existence; on the nature of the soul and the vital spirit; on nature and the gods; on sensation and perception; on human conduct; the encyclopaedic precursors to the "Encyclopedie"; the origins of the "Encyclopedie"; the project for translating Chamber's "Cyclopaedia"; the emergence of the "Encyclopedie"; Diderot's "Prospectus" to the "Encyclopedie"; reflections upon previous encyclopaedic works - the influence of Chamber's "Cyclopaedia"; inventory of illustrations in Chamber's "Cyclopaedia"; Diderot;s encyclopaedic method; the realm of the sciences and the arts in the "Encyclopedie"; Diderot's acknowledgement of the initial intellectual support bearing upon the "Encyclopedie"; Diderot's estimation of the representation of the mechanical arts in encyclopaedic writing; the portrayal of mechanical arts in the "Encyclopedie"; the working method of the "Encyclopedistes" and their artist illustrators; the visual enchantment of the engravings which accompany the "Encyclopedie"; Diderot's message to posterity. Jean Le Rond D'Alembert and the preliminary discourse to the "Encyclopedie"; a portrait of D'Alembert to the time of the inception of the "Encyclopedie" - early life; intellectual achievements in mathematical science; D'Alembert's widening social horizons; D'Alembert's early association with the "Encyclopedie"; D'Alembert's "Preliminary Discourse" to the "Encyclopedie" - the historical context of the "Preliminary Discourse"; D'Alembert's genealogical division of knowledge - the challenge to the mind. (Part contents)
Other Titles: Encyclopédie.
Responsibility: Terence M. Russell and Ann-Marie Thornton.

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