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The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard's Teaching Cabinet, 1766-1820 (Hardback)
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The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard's Teaching Cabinet, 1766-1820 (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 02/05/2017
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Harvard College's 18th-century Philosophy Chamber consisted of paintings, prints, sculptures, scientific instruments, natural specimens, and various indigenous artifacts-it was a rich and varied representation of not only artistic and cultural achievement but also contemporary understandings of the natural world. Dispersed and hidden away for nearly 200 years, this unrivaled collection has been reunited for the first time since it was originally assembled, providing an invaluable window into the art and culture of early America. It attests to the wide-ranging spirit of inquiry that characterized the late 18th and early 19th centuries. With an insightful look at conservation efforts and detailed examination of specific objects, including works by artists such as John Singleton Copley and John Trumbull, this publication explores the social and political stakes that underpinned one of the most remarkable assemblages of artifacts, images, and objects in the Atlantic World, and introduces readers to many long-forgotten icons of American culture.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300225921
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 1451 g
Dimensions: 292 x 203 mm

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