Daniela Bleichmar’s 14 research works with 57 citations and reads, including : Botanical conquistadors. Daniela Bleichmar has expertise in Entertainment. The book Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment, Daniela Bleichmar is published by University of Chicago. Author Daniela Bleichmar shows that these images were not only works of art but also instruments for the production of knowledge, with scientific, social, and.
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In the early modern age more people traveled farther than at any earlier time in human history. Latin American History History of Science. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Training the Naturalist’s Eye in the Eighteenth Century: This article also explores the potential of images as historical sources, suggesting that the high status of images in the early modern Hispanic world resulted in an enormous pictorial archive that historians have failed to consider danieela the attention and rigor they have lavished on the textual archive.
In beautifully argued chapters, Bleichmar explores the ways that eighteenth century natural history expeditions were grounded in a visual epistemology bleeichmar observation and representation were powerful tools for negotiating both scientific and imperial spheres. European and American naturalists and artists collaborated to manufacture a staggering total of more than 12, botanical illustrations.
This article is a reflection on the Hispanic imperial visual archive, that is, the thousands of images produced in the Spanish American viceroyalties in order to document, communicate, and transport claims about the New World in pictorial Website by BDS Digital.
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You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. History of Science Society: Histories of the early modern global culture of collecting have focused for the most part on European Wunderkammern, or “cabinets of curiosities.
Objects traveled various routes—personal, imperial, missionary, or trade—and moved not only across space but also across cultures. About Contact News Giving to the Press.
Help Center Find new research papers in: As the essays attest, an examination of early modern collecting in cross-cultural contexts sheds light on the creative and complicated ways in which objects in collections served to create knowledge—some factual, some fictional—about distant peoples in an increasingly transnational world.
About this book About the author Reviews An unprecedented visual exploration of the intertwined histories of art and science, of the old world and the new From the voyages of Christopher Columbus to those of Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin, the depiction of the natural world played a central role in shaping how people on both sides of the Atlantic understood and imaged the region we now know as Latin America.
As Bleichmar shows, in the Spanish empire visual epistemology operated not only in scientific contexts but also as part of an imperial apparatus that had a long-established tradition of deploying visual evidence for administrative purposes.
European and American naturalists and artists collaborated to manufacture a staggering total of more than 12, botanical illustrations.
Visualizing, collecting, classifying, and transporting nature and human culture are all examined here in a historical and philosophical context that sheds new light on science, art, and society.
Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment, Bleichmar
While these voyages produced written texts and compiled collections of specimens, they dedicated an overwhelming proportion of their resources and energy to the creation of visual materials. Those interested in South American history, botanical illustration, and cultural danisla will find [it] particularly appealing. Items changed hands and crossed cultural boundaries frequently, often gaining new and valuable meanings in the process.
Low to High Price: Please try your request again later. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The codex was then physically translated or transported from Mexico to Paris, London, and Oxford. Learn more about Amazon Prime. This ambitious project resulted in thousands of botanical illustrations of extraordinary originality and quality, many of which are reproduced in this handsome volume for the very first time.
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Hammer, Boston University Choice. An object that might have seemed mundane in some cultures could become a target of veneration in another. Objects traveled various routes—personal, imperial, missionary, or trade—and moved not only across space but also across cultures.