Merchants and Marvels by Pamela H. Smith
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Merchants and Marvels
By Pamela H. Smith

Merchants and Marvels

Commerce, Science, and Art in Early Modern Europe

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Format: Hardback

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Merchants and Marvels by Pamela H. Smith

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415928151
ISBN-10: 041592815X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Matter of Art by Pamela H. Smith Matter of Art, Paperback (December 2015)

Drawing on research and models from anthropology, material culture and art history, this study explores topics as diverse as Inka stonework, cork platforms for shoes and the Christian Eucharist.

Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe by Pamela H. Smith Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, Paperback (May 2008)

Explores how knowledge was obtained and demonstrated in Europe when standard methods of inquiry took shape across several fields of intellectual pursuit. This book looks at production and consumption of knowledge as a social process. It focuses on how various methods came to interact with practices of craftspeople to create new ways of knowing.

Body of the Artisan by Pamela H. Smith Body of the Artisan, Paperback (October 2006)

Demonstrates how much early modern science owed to an unlikely source: artists and artisans. Including nearly 200 images of artisans' objects alongside their writings, this work also demonstrates that artisans viewed knowledge as throughly rooted in matter and nature. It provides examples of this Renaissance synergy among art, craft, and science.

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Author Biography - Pamela H. Smith

Pamela H. Smith is Associate Professor of History at Pomona College and the Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire, winner of the 1995 Pfizer Prize in the History of Science. Paula Findlen is Professor of History and Director of the Science, Technology and Society Program at Stanford University. She is the author of Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy, winner of the 1995 Marroro Prize in Italian History and 1996 Pfizer Prize in the History of Science.

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