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

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 ordinarily linked to science.
Print Book, English, ©2011
Yale University Press, New Haven, ©2011
xiv, 417 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 32 cm
9780300111040, 0300111045
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
Cultivating interiors : Philadelphia, China, and the natural world / Janice L. Neri
Surprising oddness and beauty : textile design and natural history between London and Philadelphia in the eighteenth century / Alicia Weisberg-Roberts
The rattlesnake : Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the place of art in America / Alexander Nemerov
A world of uses : Philadelphia's contributions to useful knowledge in François-André Michaux's North American sylva / Lisa L. Ford
Hand-coloring vs. color printing in early-nineteenth-century natural history color-plate books / James N. Green
Illustrating nature : institutional support for art and science in Philadelphia, 1770-1830 / Robert McCracken Peck
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