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The Resource Vision and its instruments : art, science, and technology in early modern Europe, edited by Alina Payne

Vision and its instruments : art, science, and technology in early modern Europe, edited by Alina Payne

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Vision and its instruments : art, science, and technology in early modern Europe
Title
Vision and its instruments
Title remainder
art, science, and technology in early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alina Payne
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Starting with Brunelleschi's invention of perspective and Galileo's invention of the telescope<U+0127> �two inaugural moments in the history of vision, from two apparently distinct provinces, art and science<U+0127> �this volume of essays by noted art, architecture, science, philosophy, and literary historians teases out the multiple strands of the discourse about sight in the early modern period. Looking at Leonardo and Gallaccini, at botanists, mathematicians, and artists from Dante to Dürer to Shakespeare, and at photography and film as pointed modern commentaries on early modern seeing, Vision and Its Instruments revisits the complexity of the early modern economy of the image, of the eye, and of its instruments. The book explores the full range of early modern conceptions of vision, in which mal'occhio (the evil eye), witchcraft, spiritual visions, and phantasms, as well as the artist's brush and the architect's compass, were seen as providing knowledge equal to or better than newly developed scientific instruments and practices (and occasionally working in conjunction with them). The essays in this volume also bring a new dimension to the current discourse about image production and its cultural functions.--
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Payne, Alina Alexandra
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Visual perception
  • Art and science
  • Art and technology
Label
Vision and its instruments : art, science, and technology in early modern Europe, edited by Alina Payne
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/fre.
Content category
texte
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/fre.
Contents
Epistemic Images -- Seeing the Unseeable -- The Painter's Brush and the Mind's Eye -- Looking Back : From Photography and Film to Alberti
Control code
FIEb17804127
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9780271063898
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sans médiation
Media MARC source
rdamedia/fre.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations en partie en couleur
System control number
(OCoLC)914249052
Label
Vision and its instruments : art, science, and technology in early modern Europe, edited by Alina Payne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/fre.
Content category
texte
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/fre.
Contents
Epistemic Images -- Seeing the Unseeable -- The Painter's Brush and the Mind's Eye -- Looking Back : From Photography and Film to Alberti
Control code
FIEb17804127
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9780271063898
Media category
sans médiation
Media MARC source
rdamedia/fre.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations en partie en couleur
System control number
(OCoLC)914249052

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