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Suzanne Kay Schmidt
Suzaane Kay Schmidt is George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Newberry Library, Chicago.
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Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe
~~Scientific instruments such as sundials, globes, and astrolabes are commonly known in examples made of such durable materials as wood, brass, and ivory. Yet in the sixteenth century they were also manufactured from printed paper. Component parts were printed on sheets that were designed to be scored, folded, pierced, cut, and pasted...
Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe
Susan Dackerman (Editor), Claudia Swan (Contributor), Suzanne K. Schmidt (Contributor)
An unusual collaboration among distinguished art historians and historians of science, this book demonstrates how printmakers of the Northern Renaissance, far from merely illustrating the ideas of others, contributed to scientific investigations of their time. Hans Holbein, for instance, worked with cosmographers and instrument makers on some of the earliest sundial manuals published; Albrecht Dürer produced the first printed maps of the constellations, which astronomers copied for over a century; and Hendrick Goltzius's depiction of the muscle-bound Hercules served as a study aid for students of anatomy.

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe features fascinating reproductions of woodcuts, engravings, and etchings; maps, globe gores, and globes; multilayered anatomical "flap" prints; and paper scientific instruments used for observation and measurement.
Author
Susan Dackerman (Editor), Claudia Swan (Contributor), Suzanne K. Schmidt (Contributor)
Print publication date September 2011 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300171075
EISBN 9780300238365
Illustrations 271 Illus.
Print Status out of print