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The Resource The art of philosophy : visual thinking in Europe from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment, Susanna Berger

The art of philosophy : visual thinking in Europe from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment, Susanna Berger

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The art of philosophy : visual thinking in Europe from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment
Title
The art of philosophy
Title remainder
visual thinking in Europe from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Berger
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Delving into the intersections between artistic images and philosophical knowledge in Europe from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, The Art of Philosophy shows that the making and study of visual art functioned as important methods of philosophical thinking and instruction. From frontispieces of books to monumental prints created by philosophers in collaboration with renowned artists, Susanna Berger examines visual representations of philosophy and overturns prevailing assumptions about the limited function of the visual in European intellectual history. Rather than merely illustrating already existing philosophical concepts, visual images generated new knowledge for both Aristotelian thinkers and anti-Aristotelians, such as Descartes and Hobbes. Printmaking and drawing played a decisive role in discoveries that led to a move away from the authority of Aristotle in the seventeenth century. Berger interprets visual art from printed books, student lecture notebooks, alba amicorum (friendship albums), broadsides, and paintings, and examines the work of such artists as Pietro Testa, Leonard Gaultier, Abraham Bosse, Durer, and Rembrandt. In particular, she focuses on the rise and decline of the "plural image," a genre that was popular among early modern philosophers. Plural images brought multiple images together on the same page, often in order to visualize systems of logic, metaphysics, natural philosophy, or moral philosophy.--
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1984-
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Berger, Susanna
Dewey number
190
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and philosophy
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Visual communication in art
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Art, Modern
Label
The art of philosophy : visual thinking in Europe from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment, Susanna Berger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Apin's cabinet of printed curiosities -- Thinking through plural images of logic -- The visible order of student lecture notebooks -- Visual thinking in logic notebooks and Alba amicorum -- The generation of art as the generation of philosophy
Control code
ocn946770186
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780691172279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), 2 folded leaves, maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)946770186
Label
The art of philosophy : visual thinking in Europe from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment, Susanna Berger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Apin's cabinet of printed curiosities -- Thinking through plural images of logic -- The visible order of student lecture notebooks -- Visual thinking in logic notebooks and Alba amicorum -- The generation of art as the generation of philosophy
Control code
ocn946770186
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780691172279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), 2 folded leaves, maps (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)946770186

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