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The Resource The eye of the Lynx : Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history, David Freedberg

The eye of the Lynx : Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history, David Freedberg

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The eye of the Lynx : Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history
Title
The eye of the Lynx
Title remainder
Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history
Statement of responsibility
David Freedberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Some years ago, David Freedberg opened a dusty cupboard at Windsor Castle and discovered hundreds of vividly colored, masterfully precise drawings of all sorts of plants and animals from the Old and New Worlds. Coming upon thousands more drawings like them across Europe, Freedberg finally traced them all back to a little-known scientific organization from seventeenth-century Italy called the Academy of Linceans (or Lynxes). Founded by Prince Federico Cesi in 1603, the Linceans took as their task nothing less than the documentation and classification of all of nature in pictorial form. In this first book-length study of the Linceans to appear in English, Freedberg focuses especially on their unprecedented use of drawings based on microscopic observation and other new techniques of visualization. Where previous thinkers had classified objects based mainly on similarities of external appearance, the Linceans instead turned increasingly to sectioning, dissection, and observation of internal structures. They applied their new research techniques to an incredible variety of subjects, from the objects in the heavens studied by their most famous (and infamous) member Galileo Galilei--whom they supported at the most critical moments of his career--to the flora and fauna of Mexico, bees, fossils, and the reproduction of plants and fungi. But by demonstrating the inadequacy of surface structures for ordering the world, the Linceans unwittingly planted the seeds for the demise of their own favorite method--visual description-as a mode of scientific classification. Profusely illustrated and engagingly written, Eye of the Lynx uncovers a crucial episode in the development of visual representation and natural history. And perhaps as important, it offers readers a dazzling array of early modern drawings, from magnificently depicted birds and flowers to frogs in amber, monstrously misshapen citrus fruits, and more
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freedberg, David
Dewey number
509.45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.I8
LC item number
F74 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 B-726
  • QH 21.I9
NLM item number
F853e 2002
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  • Accademia nazionale dei Lincei
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Cesi, Federico
  • Accademia nazionale dei Lincei
  • Academy of Linceans
  • Accademia nazionale dei Lincei
  • Cesi, Federico
  • Dal Pozzo, Cassiano
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • Windsor
  • Rom / Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • Science
  • Natural History
  • Italy
  • Science
  • Italy
  • Tekeningen
  • Sterrenkunde
  • Natuurlijke historie
  • Visualisatie
  • Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • Illustration
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Sammlung
  • Italien
  • Naturwissenschaften
Label
The eye of the Lynx : Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history, David Freedberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-500) 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
  • Lynxes
  • Part 2 :
  • Astronomy
  • 3 :
  • The New star
  • 4 :
  • The Telescope imperfection in the heavens
  • 5 :
  • The Conflict of truths
  • Part 3 :
  • A Note to historians of science
  • Natural history
  • 6 :
  • The Chastity of bees
  • 7 :
  • The Microscope and the vernacular
  • 8 :
  • Plants and reproduction
  • 9 :
  • The Mexican treasury : taxonomy and illustration
  • 10 :
  • Introduction :
  • The Doctor's dilemmas : description, dissection, and the problem of illustration
  • 11 :
  • Fossils
  • Part 4 :
  • Pictures and order
  • 12 :
  • The Failure of pictures
  • 13 :
  • The Order of nature
  • The Fate of pictures : appearance, truth, and ambiguity
  • Saving the appearances
  • Part 1 :
  • Background
  • 1 :The
  • Paper museum
  • 2 :
Control code
ocm48811096
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 513 p.
Isbn
9780226261485
Lccn
2002000361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48811096
  • (OCoLC)48811096
Label
The eye of the Lynx : Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history, David Freedberg
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-500) 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
  • Lynxes
  • Part 2 :
  • Astronomy
  • 3 :
  • The New star
  • 4 :
  • The Telescope imperfection in the heavens
  • 5 :
  • The Conflict of truths
  • Part 3 :
  • A Note to historians of science
  • Natural history
  • 6 :
  • The Chastity of bees
  • 7 :
  • The Microscope and the vernacular
  • 8 :
  • Plants and reproduction
  • 9 :
  • The Mexican treasury : taxonomy and illustration
  • 10 :
  • Introduction :
  • The Doctor's dilemmas : description, dissection, and the problem of illustration
  • 11 :
  • Fossils
  • Part 4 :
  • Pictures and order
  • 12 :
  • The Failure of pictures
  • 13 :
  • The Order of nature
  • The Fate of pictures : appearance, truth, and ambiguity
  • Saving the appearances
  • Part 1 :
  • Background
  • 1 :The
  • Paper museum
  • 2 :
Control code
ocm48811096
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 513 p.
Isbn
9780226261485
Lccn
2002000361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48811096
  • (OCoLC)48811096

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