Book Poussin and Nature

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  • Author : Nicolas Poussin
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 1588392430
  • Pages : 434 pages

Download or read Poussin and Nature PDF, written by Nicolas Poussin and published by Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book was released on 2008 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The work of the great French painter Nicolas Poussin (15941665) is most often associated with classically inspired settings and figures depicting solemn scenes from mythology or the Bible. Yet he also created some of the most influential landscapes in Western art, endowing them with a poetic quality that has been admired by artists as different as Constable, Turner, and Ce;zanne. As the British critic William Hazlitt noted in 1844, 'This great and learned man might be said to see nature through the glass of time'. This beautiful catalogue presents the first in-depth examination of Poussin's landscapes. Featured here are more than 40 paintings, ranging from the artist's early Venetian-inspired pastorals to his grandly structured and austere works, designed as metaphors or allegories for the processes of nature. Also included are approximately 60 drawings and essays by internationally renowned scholars who examine the painter's visual, literary, and philosophical influences as well as his relationships with his patrons and his place in the art-historical canon."--Publisher description.

Book A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants

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Book American Book Prices Current

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Book Childbirth and the Display of Authority in Early Modern France

Download or read Childbirth and the Display of Authority in Early Modern France PDF, written by Lianne McTavish and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout the early modern period in France, surgeon men-midwives were predominantly associated with sexual impropriety and physical danger; yet over time they managed to change their image, and by the eighteenth century were summoned to attend even the uncomplicated deliveries of wealthy, urban clients. In this study, Lianne McTavish explores how surgeons strove to transform the perception of their midwifery practices, claiming to be experts who embodied obstetrical authority instead of intruders in a traditionally feminine domain. McTavish argues that early modern French obstetrical treatises were sites of display participating in both the production and contestation of authoritative knowledge of childbirth. Though primarily written by surgeon men-midwives, the texts were also produced by female midwives and male physicians. McTavish's careful examination of these and other sources reveals representations of male and female midwives as unstable and divergent, undermining characterizations of the practice of childbirth in early modern Europe as a gender war which men ultimately won. She discovers that male practitioners did not always disdain maternal values. In fact, the men regularly identified themselves with qualities traditionally respected in female midwives, including a bodily experience of childbirth. Her findings suggest that men's entry into the lying-in chamber was a complex negotiation involving their adaptation to the demands of women. One of the great strengths of this study is its investigation of the visual culture of childbirth. McTavish emphasizes how authority in the birthing room was made visible to others in facial expressions, gestures, and bodily display. For the first time here, the vivid images in the treatises are analysed, including author portraits and engravings of unborn figures. McTavish reveals how these images contributed to arguments about obstetrical authority instead of merely illustrating the written content of the books. At the same time, her arguments move far beyond the lying-in chamber, shedding light on the exchange of visual information in early modern France, a period when identity was largely determined by the precarious act of putting oneself on display.

Book A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants  Comprising Complete Descriptions of the Different Orders  Together with the Characters of the Genera and Species  and an Enumeration of the Cultivated Varieties  Their Places of Growth  Time of Flowering  Mode of Culture  and Uses in Medicine and Domestic Economy  the Scientific Names Accentuated  Their Etymologies Explained  and the Classes and Orders Illustrated by Engravings  and Preceded by Introductions to the Linnaean and Natural Systems  and a Glossary of the Terms Used

Download or read A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants Comprising Complete Descriptions of the Different Orders Together with the Characters of the Genera and Species and an Enumeration of the Cultivated Varieties Their Places of Growth Time of Flowering Mode of Culture and Uses in Medicine and Domestic Economy the Scientific Names Accentuated Their Etymologies Explained and the Classes and Orders Illustrated by Engravings and Preceded by Introductions to the Linnaean and Natural Systems and a Glossary of the Terms Used PDF, written by George Don and published by . This book was released on 1831 with total page 858 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book History of British Animals

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Book A History of British Animals

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Book Annals and Magazine of Natural History

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Book The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

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Book Chambers s Cyclop  dia of English Literature

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Book Chambers s Cyclopaedia of English Literature

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Book The Athenaeum

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  • Release : 1849
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  • Pages : 1364 pages

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Book Army History

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  • Release : 2015
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Book The Herbal Or General History of Plants

Download or read The Herbal Or General History of Plants PDF, written by John Gerard and published by Courier Dover Publications. This book was released on 2015-09-16 with total page 1730 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vast 16th-century compendium features Latin and English names, physical description, place and time of growth, scientific and folkloric details, and woodcut illustrations. This 1633 Gerard-Johnson edition comprises approximately 2,850 plants and 2,700 illustrations.