Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe
Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe features fascinating reproductions of woodcuts, engravings, and etchings; maps, globe gores, and globes; multilayered anatomical "flap" prints; and paper scientific instruments used for observation and measurement. Among the "do-it-yourself" paper instruments were sundials and astrolabes, and the book incorporates a facsimile of globe gores for the reader to cut out and assemble.
Praise For Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe…
“[A] comprehensive book . . . Filled with woodcuts, engravings, etchings, globe gores, maps, 'flap' prints, and more, it is quite a resource for serious print collectors.”—Rebecca Rego Barry, Fine Books and Collections
-Rebecca Rego Barry
"Excellently researched . . . an important resource."—A. Golahny, Choice
Winner of the 2012 International Fine Print Dealers Association Book Award
-2012 IFPDA Book Award
Winner of the 2012 Roland H. Bainton Prize in the Art History category, given by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
-2012 Roland H. Bainton Prize in the Art History category
Harvard Art Museums, 9780300171075, 442pp.
Publication Date: September 27, 2011