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Picturing Machines 1400--1700 (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

ISBN-13: 978-0262122696
ISBN-10: 0262122693
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Lefèvre has orchestrated a rich collection of work by a stellar cast of Renaissance scholars, and the result is a superb volume in the tradition of Michael Baxandall's Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy. These studies explore the invention of pictorial language, as well as the bodies of technical practice that permitted technical drawings to function as mediators between practical engineering, design work, and theoretical knowledge for patrons and professional engineers alike. A brilliant book!

(Tim Lenoir, Kimberly Jenkins Chair for New Technologies in Society, Duke University)

This excellent set of case studies offers many rewards. Erudite and skillful specialists, both American and European, show in rich detail how drawings of machines were made and used in early modern Europe. They illuminate the formal development of geometries of representation, the social relations between engineers, artisans, and patrons, and a wide range of other topics. Every essay rests on a deep foundation of drawings, lavishly reproduced and precisely analyzed. Historians of art, of architecture, and of Renaissance court and urban culture, as well as specialists on the history of science and technology, will find this volume indispensable.

(Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University)

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"This excellent set of case studies offers many rewards. Erudite and skillful specialists, both American and European, show in rich detail how drawings of machines were made and used in early modern Europe. They illuminate the formal development of geometeries of representation, the social relations between engineers, artisans, and patrons, and a wide range of other topics. Every essay rests on a deep foundation of drawings, lavishly reproduced and precisely analyzed. Historians of art, of architecture, and of Renaissance court and urban culture, as well as specialists on the history of science and technology, will find this volume indispensable."
--Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University

"Lefèvre has orchestrated a rich collection of work by a stellar cast of Renaissance scholars, and the result is a superb volume in the tradition of Michael Baxandall's *Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy*. These studies explore the invention of pictorial language, as well as the bodies of technical practice that permitted technical drawings to function as mediators between practical engineering, design work, and theoretical knowledge for patrons and professional engineers alike. A brilliant book!"
--Tim Lenoir, Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Stanford University

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