The Eye of the Lynx
Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginnings of Modern Natural HistoryBook - 2002
Years ago, David Freedberg stumbled across a group of drawings by the little-known Academy of Linceans, a seventeenth-century Italian group that took as its task nothing less than the pictorial documentation of all of nature. Moving across Europe, he encountered thousands of such drawings--of fossils, the species of the New World, or the heavenly bodies studied by the group's most famous member, Galileo Galilei. Profusely illustrated and engagingly written, this book reveals this crucial moment in the development of natural history.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Branch Call Number: 509.45 FREEDBER
Characteristics: xii, 513 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.