Science and Culture for Members Only: The Amsterdam Zoo Artis in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)
  • Science and Culture for Members Only: The Amsterdam Zoo Artis in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)
zoom

Science and Culture for Members Only: The Amsterdam Zoo Artis in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)

(author)
£29.50
Paperback 212 Pages / Published: 03/02/2006
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
What role did science play in nineteenth-century Dutch cultural life? This fascinating slice-of-cultural-life book unveils the significance of Artis as both a scientific center and the cultural hub of the city. It links exhibits of exotic animals and colonial artifacts, concerts, scientific research, and social exclusion to the rise of national consciousness among nineteenth-century Dutch middle classes. The author highlights Dutch society and its efforts to display colonial wealth before it supported what is traditionally seen as high culture. Artis flourished with the help of significant private funding at a time when monumental institutions such as museums and concert halls had yet to appear on the Dutch cultural landscape. Artis was a private institution open to members only that held an unprecedented pride of place in Dutch society.

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053567395
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 356 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 11 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Little History of Science
Added to basket
Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 3
Added to basket
Nothing: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Quantum
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Isaac Newton
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Information
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Man Who Changed Everything
Added to basket
The Science Book
Added to basket
DK
£17.99
Hardback
Blood and Guts
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Pathfinders
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Einstein
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Transit of Venus
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.