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The world in a box : the story of an eighteenth-century picture encyclopedia

Author: Anke te Heesen
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a story about a box that contained the world. The box was the Picture Academy for the Young, a popular encyclopedia in pictures invented by preacher-turned-publisher Johann Siegmund Stoy in eighteenth century Germany. Children were expected to cut out the pictures from the Academy, paste them onto cards, and arrange those cards in ordered compartments - the whole world filed in a box of images."--Page 4 of  Read more...
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Named Person: Johann Sigmund Stoy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anke te Heesen
ISBN: 0226322866 9780226322865 0226322874 9780226322872
OCLC Number: 48508713
Language Note: Translation of: Weltkasten.
Description: xii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: "A Storehouse of the Finest Materials" --
1. The Work and Its Author --
2. From the Manufacture of Books to the Pedagogical Cabinet --
3. Sources and Structure of the Picture Academy for the Young --
4. Man and His Image in the Eighteenth Century --
5. The Box and Collecting --
6. The Box and Its Uses --
Conclusion: The World Boxed In, Then and Now --
App. Bibliographic Record of the Picture Academy.
Responsibility: Anke te Heesen ; translated by Ann M. Hentschel.
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"This is a story about a box that contained the world. The box was the Picture Academy for the Young, a popular encyclopedia in pictures invented by preacher-turned-publisher Johann Siegmund Stoy in eighteenth century Germany. Children were expected to cut out the pictures from the Academy, paste them onto cards, and arrange those cards in ordered compartments - the whole world filed in a box of images."--Page 4 of cover.

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