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Knowing nature : art and science in Philadelphia, 1740-1840

Author: Amy R W Meyers; Lisa L Ford
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
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Includes essays that demonstrate, the examination of nature stimulated not only forms of artistic production traditionally associated with scientific practice of the day, but processes of making not  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy R W Meyers; Lisa L Ford
ISBN: 9780300111040 0300111045
OCLC Number: 502676199
Description: xiv, 417 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: A protracted view : the relationship between mapmakers and naturalists in recording the land / Margaret Pritchard --
Cultivated lives, cultivated spaces : the scientific garden in Philadelphia, 1740-1840 / Therese O'Malley --
America's "ancient garden": the Bartram Botanic Garden, 1728-1850 / Joel T. Fry --
This other Eden : the American connection in Georgian pleasure grounds, from shrubbery and menagerie to aviary and flower garden / Mark Laird --
From nature and memory : William Bartram's drawings of North American flora and fauna / Amy Meyers --
Surprising oddness and beauty : textile design and natural history between London and Philadelphia in the eighteenth century / Alicia Weisberg-Roberts --
Cultivating interiors : Philadelphia, China, and the natural world / Janice L. Neri --
Illustrating nature : institutional support for art and science in Philadelphia, 1770-1830 / Robert McCracken Peck --
The rattlesnake : Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the place of art in America / Alexander Nemerov --
Hand-coloring vs. color printing : early-nineteenth-century natural history color-plate books / James N. Green --
A world of uses : Philadelphia's contributions to useful knowledge in François-André Michaux's North American Sylva / Lisa L. Ford --
The pious pursuit of agriculture : nature, culture, and exchange in Quaker-Seneca missions / Robert S. Cox --
The pictorial legacy of Lewis and Clark / Kenneth Haltman --
A world too much : democracy and natural history in Godman and Audubon / Alexander Nemerov.
Other Titles: Art and science in Philadelphia, 1740-1840
Responsibility: edited by Amy R.W. Meyers, with the assistance of Lisa L. Ford.

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"Knowing Nature is quite the looker ... [with] hundreds of drawings and paintings ... [and] each chapter is a surprisingly lively essay."-Patrick Rapa, City Paper (Philadelphia) -- Patrick Rapa City Read more...

 
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