Seventeenth-century Europe saw a fruitful creative exchange between the arts and contemporaneous scientific thought. Mapping Spaces traces the multifaceted dimensions of this exchange with contributions from more than forty leading scholars who, together, reflect on the influence of science and technology on the arts through the specific study of the process of mapping in Dutch landscape paintings of the mid-seventeenth century.
The dialogue between the arts and sciences, the contributors find, extends back well beyond the new media and digital satellite imagery of modern times. Many Dutch painters of the period are believed to have employed systems of remote sensing for their paintings. For his well-known historical battle scenes, for instance, Pieter Snayers would have required an understanding of both ballistics and geography. Bringing these and many other insights together with more than 350 large-format illustrations, Mapping Spaces presents readers with past exchanges of knowledge that surprisingly anticipate the techniques of mapping used today.
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Ulrike Gehring is professor of art history at the University of Trier, Germany. Peter Weibel is an Austrian artist, theorist, and curator whose recent work included the curation of the Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2011.Review :
“This collection of essays seems at times as vast as the reformulation it aims to explain: namely the shift from a universe understood as finite to one conceived as continuous and homogenous—an unlimited recession to be mapped and analyzed mathematically. . . . The book is a model of interdisciplinary scholarship that should benefit a wide range of readers, within and far beyond art history. . . . Highly recommended.” (Choice 2015-08-13)
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Description du livre Hirmer Publishers, 2015. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 3777422304