The Resource Merchants & marvels : commerce, science and art in early modern Europe, edited by Pamela H. Smith & Paula Findlen

Merchants & marvels : commerce, science and art in early modern Europe, edited by Pamela H. Smith & Paula Findlen

Label
Merchants & marvels : commerce, science and art in early modern Europe
Title
Merchants & marvels
Title remainder
commerce, science and art in early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pamela H. Smith & Paula Findlen
Title variation
Merchants and marvels
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The beginning of global commerce in the early modern period had an enormous impact on European culture, changing the very way people perceived the world around them. Merchants and Marvels assembles essays by leading scholars of cultural history, art history, and the history of science and technology to show how ideas about the representation of nature, in both art and science, underwent a profound transformation between the age of the Renaissance and the early 1700s. The essays address intriguing topics like the Dutch tulipmania of 1637, the relationship between alchemy and commercial exchange in the Holy Roman Empire, the traffic in "curiosities" in Italy, and how Spanish sea charts reflected territorial claims in the 1500s. Merchants and Marvels is a intriguing work lining the borders feast for intellectually curious readers who enjoy works like Lawrence Weschl cultural, social and economic history, material culture and art history within this rarest of creatures: a tightly coherent and highly readable volume
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.S3
LC item number
M47 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Pamela H.
  • Findlen, Paula
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and science
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Art et sciences
  • Nature (Esthétique)
  • Art and science
  • Commerce
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Handel
  • Kunst
  • Wetenschap
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Illustration
  • Natur
  • Raritätenkammer
  • Wirtschaft
  • Ästhetik
  • Kunst
  • Handel
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europa
  • Europa
Label
Merchants & marvels : commerce, science and art in early modern Europe, edited by Pamela H. Smith & Paula Findlen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Splendor in the grass: the powers of nature and the art in the age or Dürer / Larry Silver and Pamela H. Smith -- Objects of art, objects of nature: visual representation and the investigation of nature / Pamela O. Long -- Mirroring the world: sea charts, navigation, and territorial claims in sixteenth-century Spain / Alison Sandman -- From blowfish to flower still life paintings: classification and its images, circa 1600 / Claudia Swan -- "Strange" ideas and "English" knowledge: natural science exchange in Elizabethan London / Deborah E. Harkness -- Local herbs, global medicines: commerce, knowledge, and commodities in Spanish America / Antonio Barrera -- Merchants and marvels: Hans Jacob Fugger and the origins of the Winderkammer / Mark A. Meadow -- Patriarchal alchemy and commercial exchange in the Holy Roman Empire / Tara E. Nummedal -- Time's bodies: crafting the preparation and the preservation of naturalia / Harold J. Cook -- Cartography, entrepreneurialism, and power in the reign of Louis XIV: the case of Canal du Midi / Chandra Mukerji -- "Cornelius Meijer inventor et fecit": on the representation of science in late seventeenth-century Rome / Klass van Berkel -- Inventing nature: commerce, art and science in the early modern cabinet of curiosities / Paula Findlen -- Nature as art: the case of the tulip / Anne Godgar -- Inventing exoticism: the project of Dutch geography and the marketing of the world, circa 1700 / Benjamin Schmidt -- Shopping for instruments in Paris and London / James A. Bennett -- A world of wonders, a world of one / Lisa Roberts -- Questions of representation / Thomas Dakota Huffman
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 437 pages
Isbn
9780415928151
Lccn
2001016008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45784245
  • (OCoLC)ocm45784245
Label
Merchants & marvels : commerce, science and art in early modern Europe, edited by Pamela H. Smith & Paula Findlen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Splendor in the grass: the powers of nature and the art in the age or Dürer / Larry Silver and Pamela H. Smith -- Objects of art, objects of nature: visual representation and the investigation of nature / Pamela O. Long -- Mirroring the world: sea charts, navigation, and territorial claims in sixteenth-century Spain / Alison Sandman -- From blowfish to flower still life paintings: classification and its images, circa 1600 / Claudia Swan -- "Strange" ideas and "English" knowledge: natural science exchange in Elizabethan London / Deborah E. Harkness -- Local herbs, global medicines: commerce, knowledge, and commodities in Spanish America / Antonio Barrera -- Merchants and marvels: Hans Jacob Fugger and the origins of the Winderkammer / Mark A. Meadow -- Patriarchal alchemy and commercial exchange in the Holy Roman Empire / Tara E. Nummedal -- Time's bodies: crafting the preparation and the preservation of naturalia / Harold J. Cook -- Cartography, entrepreneurialism, and power in the reign of Louis XIV: the case of Canal du Midi / Chandra Mukerji -- "Cornelius Meijer inventor et fecit": on the representation of science in late seventeenth-century Rome / Klass van Berkel -- Inventing nature: commerce, art and science in the early modern cabinet of curiosities / Paula Findlen -- Nature as art: the case of the tulip / Anne Godgar -- Inventing exoticism: the project of Dutch geography and the marketing of the world, circa 1700 / Benjamin Schmidt -- Shopping for instruments in Paris and London / James A. Bennett -- A world of wonders, a world of one / Lisa Roberts -- Questions of representation / Thomas Dakota Huffman
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 437 pages
Isbn
9780415928151
Lccn
2001016008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45784245
  • (OCoLC)ocm45784245

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