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KNOWING NATURE: ART AND SCIENCE IN PHILADELPHIA, 1740-1840. Ed. by Amy R.W. Meyers and Lisa L. Ford. Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011. 432 pp. with 249 ills. (195 col.). 32 x 25 cm. LC 2010-3121 ISBN 9780300111040 In English.
This substantial, well-illustrated volume presents 14 scholarly essays examining the ways in which the innovative accomplishments of such Philadelphia-based naturalist-artists of the late 18th and early 19th century as William Bartram, Charles Willson Peale, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Titian Ramsay Peale and John James Audubon stimulated a broad range of activities beyond purely scientific practices, including the design and production of textiles and garments, decorative arts objects, domestic and institutional interiors and architectural structures.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1600-1800, 1800-1900 — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 144537
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