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Making Ideas Visible in the Eighteenth Century
edited by Jennifer Milam and Nicola Parsons
contributions by Jennifer Ferng, David Maskill, Jessica Priebe, Matthew J. Martin, Jennifer Milam, Jessica Fripp, Wiebke Windorf and Melanie Cooper
University of Delaware Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-1-64453-234-8 | Cloth: 978-1-64453-232-4 | Paper: 978-1-64453-233-1
Library of Congress Classification N61.M25 2021
Dewey Decimal Classification 709.033

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This volume considers how ideas were made visible through the making of art and visual experience occasioned by reception during the long eighteenth century. The event that gave rise to the collection was the 15th David Nochol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies, which launched a new Australian and New Zealand Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Two strands of interest are explored by the individual authors. The first four essays work with ideas about material objects and identity formation, suggesting how the artist's physical environment contributes to the sense of self, as a practicing artist or artisan, as an individual patron or collector, or as a woman or religious outsider. The last four essays address the intellectual work that can be expressed through or performed by objects. Through a consideration of the material formation of concepts, this book explores questions that are implicated by the need to see ideas in painted, sculpted, illustrated, and designed forms. In doing so, it introduces new visual materials and novel conceptual models into traditional accounts of the intellectual history of the Enlightenment.
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