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The Resource Martin Lister and his remarkable daughters : the art of science in the seventeenth century, Anna Marie Roos

Martin Lister and his remarkable daughters : the art of science in the seventeenth century, Anna Marie Roos

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Martin Lister and his remarkable daughters : the art of science in the seventeenth century
Title
Martin Lister and his remarkable daughters
Title remainder
the art of science in the seventeenth century
Statement of responsibility
Anna Marie Roos
Title variation
Art of science in the seventeenth century
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Language
eng
Summary
"A royal physician and fellow of the Royal Society, Martin Lister was an extraordinarily prolific natural historian with an expertise in shells and mollusks. Disappointed with the work of established artists, Lister decided to teach his daughters, Susanna and Anna, how to illustrate images of the specimens he studied. The sisters became so skilled that Lister entrusted them with his great work, Historiæ Conchyliorum, assembled between 1685 and 1692. This first comprehensive study of conchology consisted of more than one thousand copperplates of shells and mollusks collected from around the world. Martin Lister and his Remarkable Daughters reconstructs the creation of this masterwork, presenting original drawings, engraved copperplates, draft prints, and photographs of the finished books. Susanna and Anna portrayed the shells of this collection not only as curious and beautiful objects, but also as specimens of natural history, rendering them with sensitivity and keen scientific empiricism. Beautiful in their own right, their illustrations and engravings reveal the early techniques behind scientific illustration and offer fascinating insight into the often hidden role of women in the scientific revolution"--Publisher's description
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Roos, Anna Marie Eleanor,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q222
LC item number
.R66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Bodleian Library,
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  • Lister, Martin
  • Lister, Susanna
  • Lister, Anna
  • Scientific illustration
  • Mollusks
  • 20.09 art in relation with other areas of culture: other
  • SCIENCE
  • Mollusks
  • Scientific illustration
  • Great Britain
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Martin Lister and his remarkable daughters : the art of science in the seventeenth century, Anna Marie Roos
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-176) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Martin Lister : a scientist by nature -- Shell games -- The legacy of the Listers
Control code
1032584627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 182 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781851244898
Lccn
2018411465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
w010140
System control number
(OCoLC)1032584627
Label
Martin Lister and his remarkable daughters : the art of science in the seventeenth century, Anna Marie Roos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Martin Lister : a scientist by nature -- Shell games -- The legacy of the Listers
Control code
1032584627
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 182 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781851244898
Lccn
2018411465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
w010140
System control number
(OCoLC)1032584627

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