Merchants and Marvels Commerce, Science, Art in Early Modern Europe
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Description: Leading scholars of cultural history, art history, and the history of science and technology reveal how representations of nature underwent a profound transformation between the age of the Renaissance and the early 1700s.
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Copyright year: 2002
Publication date: 10/12/2001
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Pamela Smith has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and is currently the curator of "Elegant Threads" exhibition at the African Art Museum of the S.M.A. Fathers.
|Introduction: Commerce and the Representation of Nature in Art and Science|
|Struggling with Reality: Visualizing Nature and Producing Knowledge|
|Splendor in the Grass: The Powers of Nature and Art in the Age of Durer|
|Objects of Art/Objects of Nature: Visual Representation and the Investigation of Nature|
|Mirroring the World: Sea Charts, Navigation, and Territorial Claims in Sixteenth-Century Spain|
|From Blowfish to Flower Still Life Paintings: Classification and Its Images, circa 1600|
|"Strange" Ideas and "English" Knowledge: Natural Science Exchange in Elizabethan London|
|Networks of Knowledge: Commerce and the Representation of Nature|
|Local Herbs, Global Medicines: Commerce, Knowledge, and Commodities in Spanish America|
|Merchants and Marvels: Hans Jacob Fugger and the Origins of the Wunderkammer|
|Practical Alchemy and Commercial Exchange in the Holy Roman Empire|
|Time's Bodies: Crafting the Preparation and Preservation of Naturalia|
|Cartography, Entrepreneurialism, and Power in the Reign of Louis XIV: The Case of the Canal du Midi|
|'Cornelius Meijer inventor et fecit': On the Representation of Science in Late Seventeenth-Century Rome|
|Consumption, Art, and Science|
|Inventing Nature: Commerce, Art, and Science in the Early Modern Cabinet of Curiosities|
|Nature as Art: The Case of the Tulip|
|Inventing Exoticism: The Project of Dutch Geography and the Marketing of the World, circa 1700|
|Shopping for Instruments in Paris and London|
|A World of Wonders, A World of One|
|Questions of Representation|