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作者 Bass, Marisa, 1981- author
書名 Insect artifice : nature and art in the Dutch Revolt / Marisa Anne Bass
出版項 Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2019]
國際標準書號 9780691177151
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 人文社會聯圖  ND653.H7228 B37 2019    在架上    30610020597639
說明 xi, 299 pages, 37 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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附註 "This pathbreaking and stunningly illustrated book recovers the intersections between natural history, politics, art, and philosophy in the late sixteenth-century Low Countries. Insect Artifice explores the moment when the seismic forces of the Dutch Revolt wreaked havoc on the region's creative and intellectual community, compelling its members to seek solace in intimate exchanges of art and knowledge. At its center is a neglected treasure of the late Renaissance: the Four Elements manuscripts of Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600), a learned Netherlandish merchant, miniaturist, and itinerant draftsman who turned to the study of nature in this era of political and spiritual upheaval. Presented here for the first time are more than eighty pages in color facsimile of Hoefnagel's encyclopedic masterwork, which showcase both the splendor and eccentricity of its meticulously painted animals, insects, and botanical specimens. Marisa Anne Bass unfolds the circumstances that drove the creation of the Four Elements by delving into Hoefnagel's writings and larger oeuvre, the works of his friends, and the rich world of classical learning and empirical inquiry in which he participated. Bass reveals how Hoefnagel and his colleagues engaged with natural philosophy as a means to reflect on their experiences of war and exile, and found refuge from the threats of iconoclasm and inquisition in the manuscript medium itself. This is a book about how destruction and violence can lead to cultural renewal, and about the transformation of Netherlandish identity on the eve of the Dutch Golden Age"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-289) and index
Introduction. Antwerp in metamorphosis -- Part I. The hammer and the nail. Hoefnagel's shoes ; The good herb patience ; The genius of place ; Monuments of friendship -- Part II. Nature's unmasterable elements. Animal ingenuity ; Fossil forms ; The insect as artifex -- Epilogue. The font of everything
主題 Hoefnagel, Joris, 1542-1601. Four elements
Natural history -- Netherlands -- History -- 16th century
Natural history illustration -- Netherlands -- History -- 16th century
Art and science -- Netherlands -- History -- 16th century
Arts, Dutch -- 16th century
Philosophy of nature -- Netherlands -- History -- 16th century
Science -- Social aspects -- Netherlands -- History -- 16th century
Science and state -- Netherlands -- History -- 16th century
Netherlands -- History -- Eighty Years' War, 1568-1648
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Title Nature and art in the Dutch Revolt
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