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Drawn from Life Science and Art in the Portrayal of the New World

ISBN-10: 0802080731
ISBN-13: 9780802080738
Edition: 1998
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 12/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.628

Howard Scott lives and translates in Montreal, Quebec. He received the 1997 Governor General's Literary Award for his translation of The Euguelion.Victoria Dickenson is Director of the McCord Museum in Montreal.

List of Plates
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Bittern from Hudson's-Bay
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
Naturalism and the Counterfeit of Nature
The Development of Naturalism
The Representation as Counterfeit
Translating the Image: The Value of Repeated Pictorial Statement
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
The Redefinition of Landscape
... a vast and prodigious Cadence of Water
The Conventions of Landscape
The Deer Park
The Imposition of Order
Meta Incognita
The Classification of the Visible: Part One
The Classical Tradition
The Exploration of the New World
The Importance of Preservation
The Classification of the Visible: Part Two
Copiers of Nature
'The Invention of the Present Age'
The Universal Language
Truth and Observation
A Country Observed
No extravagant wonders ...
Animated Nature
Joseph Banks and the Cook Expeditions
The First Franklin Overland Expedition, 1819-1822
Conclusion: Drawing and Nature
Notions of Nature
The Role of Drawing
Chronology
Dominant Purpose
Context
Cognitive Anchorage
Notes
Bibliography
Credits
Index

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