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The Resource Eye of the beholder : Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the reinvention of seeing, Laura J. Snyder

Eye of the beholder : Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the reinvention of seeing, Laura J. Snyder

Label
Eye of the beholder : Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the reinvention of seeing
Title
Eye of the beholder
Title remainder
Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the reinvention of seeing
Statement of responsibility
Laura J. Snyder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Snyder transports us to the streets, inns, and guildhalls of seventeenth-century Holland, where artists and scientists gathered, and to their studios and laboratories, where they mixed paints and prepared canvases, ground and polished lenses, examined and dissected insects and other animals, and invented the modern notion of seeing ... [bringing] Vermeer and Van Leeuwenhoek--and the men and women around them--vividly to life"--Dust jacket flap
  • "The remarkable story of how an artist and a scientist in seventeenth-century Holland transformed the way we see the world. On a summer day in 1674, in the small Dutch city of Delft, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek--a cloth salesman, local bureaucrat, and self-taught natural philosopher--gazed through a tiny lens set into a brass holder and discovered a never-before imagined world of microscopic life. At the same time, in a nearby attic, the painter Johannes Vermeer was using another optical device, a camera obscura, to experiment with light and create the most luminous pictures ever beheld. "See for yourself!" was the clarion call of the 1600s. Scientists peered at nature through microscopes and telescopes, making the discoveries in astronomy, physics, chemistry, and anatomy that ignited the Scientific Revolution. Artists investigated nature with lenses, mirrors, and camera obscuras, creating extraordinarily detailed paintings of flowers and insects, and scenes filled with realistic effects of light, shadow, and color. By extending the reach of sight the new optical instruments prompted the realization that there is more than meets the eye. But they also raised questions about how we see and what it means to see. In answering these questions, scientists and artists in Delft changed how we perceive the world."--The publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snyder, Laura J
Dewey number
701/.0509492
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.S3
LC item number
S67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and science
  • Vermeer, Johannes
  • Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van
  • Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van
  • Vermeer, Johannes
  • Art and science
  • Science
  • Netherlands
  • Vermeer van Delft, Jan
  • Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van
  • Optisches Instrument
  • Kunst
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Beobachtung
  • Niederlande
Label
Eye of the beholder : Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the reinvention of seeing, Laura J. Snyder
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: More than meets the eye -- Counterfeiter of nature -- From the lion's corner -- Fire and light -- Learning to see -- Ut pictura, ita visio -- Mathematical artists -- A treasure-house of nature -- Year of catastrophe -- The invisible world -- Generations -- Scientific lion -- New ways of seeing -- Dare to see!
Control code
ocn892514232
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780393077469
Lccn
2014038143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99966640844
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393077469
  • (OCoLC)892514232
Label
Eye of the beholder : Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the reinvention of seeing, Laura J. Snyder
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: More than meets the eye -- Counterfeiter of nature -- From the lion's corner -- Fire and light -- Learning to see -- Ut pictura, ita visio -- Mathematical artists -- A treasure-house of nature -- Year of catastrophe -- The invisible world -- Generations -- Scientific lion -- New ways of seeing -- Dare to see!
Control code
ocn892514232
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780393077469
Lccn
2014038143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99966640844
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393077469
  • (OCoLC)892514232

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