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Title Renaissance futurities : science, art, invention / edited by Charlene Villaseñor Black and Mari-Tere Álvarez
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  N72.S3 R393 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001338771
Descript x, 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction. The future is now: reflections on art, science, futurity / Charlene Villaseñor Black and Mari-Tere Álvarez -- Moon shot: from renaissance imagination to modern reality / Mari-Tere Álvarez -- Machines in the garden / Jessica Riskin -- Inventing interfaces: Camillo's memory theater and the renaissancer of human-computer interaction / Peter Matussek -- Futurities, empire, and censorship: Cervantes in conversation with Ovid and Orwell / Frederick A. de Armas -- Anticipating the future: Leonardo's unpublished anatomical and mathematical observations / Morteza Gharib, Francis C. Wells, with Mari-Tere Álvarez -- Medicine as a hunt: searching for the secrets of the new world / William Eamon -- The half-life of blue / Charlene Villaseñor Black -- 'Ingenuity' and artists' ways of knowing / Claire Farago
"Renaissance Futurities considers the intersections between artistic rebirth, the new science, and European imperialism in the global early modern world. Charlene Villaseñor Black and Mari-Tere lvarez take as inspiration the work of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), prolific artist and inventor, and other polymaths such as philosopher Giulio "Delminio" Camillo (1480-1544), physician and naturalist Francisco Hernández de Toledo (1514-1587), and writer Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). This concern with futurity is inspired by the Renaissance itself, a period defined by visions of the future, as well as by recent theorizing of temporality in Renaissance and Queer Studies. This transdisciplinary volume is at the cutting edge of the humanities, medical humanities, scientific discovery, and avant-garde artistic expression"--Provided by publisher
Subject Art and science -- Forecasting
Art and science -- Europe -- 16th century
Art and science -- Europe -- 15th century
Alt Author Black, Charlene Villaseñor, 1962- editor
Álvarez, Mari-Tere, editor
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