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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African princes traded captured members of other African groups so they could get the newest kinds of cloth produced in Europe.
Through innovative interdisciplinary scholarship that bridges the histories of science, visual culture, and the Hispanic world, Bleichmar uses these images to trace two related histories: HSS – Suzanne J. Mancall University of Pennsylvania Press, more. Eileen Hogan Elisabeth R.
Each author explores a specific aspect of the cross-cultural history of collecting and display from the dawn of the sixteenth century to the early decades of the nineteenth century.
Through innovative interdisciplinary scholarship that bridges the histories of science, visual culture, and the Hispanic world, Bleichmar uses these images to trace two related histories: The fourteen essays in Collecting Across Cultures represent work by an international group of historians, art historians, and historians of science. 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.
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.
Eleanor Tufts Book Prize Won. African princes traded captured members of other African groups so they could get the newest kinds of cloth produced in Europe. Items changed hands and crossed cultural boundaries frequently, often gaining new and valuable meanings in the process. History and Art History. Help Center Find new research papers in: Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. Painting as Exploration more. Kagan, Johns Hopkins University. In this lavishly illustrated volume, Daniela Bleichmar gives this archive its due, finding in these botanical images a window into the worlds of Enlightenment science, visual culture, and empire.
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Those interested in South American history, botanical illustration, and cultural anthropology will find [it] particularly appealing. As Bleichmar shows, in the Spanish empire visual epistemology operated belichmar 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. A Visible and Useful Empire more. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
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 daniel have failed to consider with the attention and rigor they have lavished on the textual archive.
Lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced, this book is an example of interdisciplinarity at its best. European and American naturalists and artists collaborated to manufacture a staggering total of more than 12, botanical illustrations. While these voyages produced written texts and compiled collections of specimens, hleichmar dedicated an overwhelming proportion of their resources and energy to the creation of visual materials.
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Log In Sign Up. 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. And those who did not travel eagerly acquired wondrous materials that arrived from faraway places.
Yet these images have remained largely overlooked—until now. Native Americans sought colored glass beads made in Europe, often trading them to other indigenous groups. The essay focuses on visual epistemology and mobility, addressing the capacity of images to embody information and objects and to transport them from one place to another. Provide feedback about this page. The court in Java marveled at, collected, danidla displayed myriad goods brought through its halls.
Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment, Bleichmar
This essay examines the Codex Mendoza, a pictorial manuscript created in Mexico City c. The codex was then physically translated or transported from Mexico to Paris, London, blsichmar Oxford.
Essay on the Geography of Plants Alexander von Humboldt.