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The Art of Natural History

Illustrated Treatises and Botanical Paintings, 1400-1850

The Art of Natural History( )
Editor: Meyers, Amy R. W.
O'Malley, Therese
Series title:Studies in the History of Art Ser.
ISBN:978-0-300-12158-2
Publication Date:May 2008
Publisher:National Gallery of Art
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
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“Making knowledge visible” is how one 16th-century naturalist described the work of the illustrator of botanical treatises. His words reflected the growing role played by illustrators at a time when the study of nature had been assuming new authority in the world of learning. An absorbing exploration of the relationship between image and text, this collection considers how both aided the development and transmission of...
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Book Details
Pages:280
Detailed Subjects: Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.165 x 11.115 x 1.141 Inches
Book Weight:4.2 Pounds



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