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Title Knowing nature : art and science in Philadelphia, 1740-1840 / edited by Amy R.W. Meyers, with the assistance of Lisa L. Ford.

Published New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  701.050974811 KNOW    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 417 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (some colour) ; 32 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-400) and index.
Contents A protracted view : the relationship between mapmakers and naturalists in recording the land / Margaret Pritchard -- Cultivated lives, cultivated spaces : the scientific garden in Philadelphia, 1740-1840 / Therese O'Malley -- America's "ancient garden": the Bartram Botanic Garden, 1728-1850 / Joel T. Fry -- This other Eden : the American connection in Georgian pleasure grounds, from shrubbery and menagerie to aviary and flower garden / Mark Laird -- From nature and memory : William Bartram's drawings of North American flora and fauna / Amy R.W. Meyers -- Surprising oddness and beauty : textile design and natural history between London and Philadelphia in the eighteenth century / Alicia Weisberg-Roberts -- Cultivating interiors : Philadelphia, China, and the natural world / Janice L. Neri -- Illustrating nature : institutional support for art and science in Philadelphia, 1770-1830 / Robert McCracken Peck -- The rattlesnake : Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the place of art in America / Alexander Nemerov -- Hand-coloring vs. color printing in early-nineteenth-century natural history color-plate books / James N. Green -- A world of uses : Philadelphia's contributions to useful knowledge in François-André Michaux's North American sylva / Lisa L. Ford -- The pious pursuit of agriculture : nature, culture, and exchange in Quaker-Seneca missions / Robert S. Cox -- The pictorial legacy of Lewis and Clark / Kenneth Haltman -- A world too much : democracy and natural history in Godman and Audubon / Alexander Nemerov.
Other author Meyers, Amy R. W.
Ford, Lisa L.
Subject Art and science.
Natural history -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century.
Natural history -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Variant Title Art and science in Philadelphia, 1740-1840.
ISBN 9780300111040 (hbk.)
0300111045 (hbk.)