Renaissance art and science @ Florence

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Authors / Creators: Puett, Susan B., 1939- (Author), Puett, J. David, 1939- (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Puett, J. David, 1939- author.
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Kirksville, Missouri : Truman State University Press, 2016.
Series:Early modern studies ; 16
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.

The creativity of the human mind was brilliantly displayed during the Florentine Renaissance when artists, mathematicians, astronomers, apothecaries, architects, and others embraced the interconnectedness of their disciplines. Artists used mathematical perspective in painting and scientific techniques to create new materials; hospitals used art to invigorate the soul; apothecaries prepared and dispensed, often from the same plants, both medicinals for patients and pigments for painters; utilitarian glassware and maps became objects to be admired for their beauty; art enhanced depictions of scientific observations; and innovations in construction made buildings canvases for artistic grandeur. An exploration of these and other intersections of art and science deepens our appreciation of the magnificent contributions of the extraordinary Florentines.

Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781612481388 (online)
Author Notes:

Susan B. Puett has worked throughout her career as a teacher, group facilitator, and advocate for young people and currently is devoting her time to professional writing. She is the author of one historical book, as well as numerous poetic works that have appeared in various journals. In recent years her passion for art and history, as well as her Italian heritage, has coalesced in a desire to immerse herself in the study of the Italian Renaissance, and most particularly Florence.

J. David Puett is Regents Professor and Department Head Emeritus at the University of Georgia and Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. His science teaching has focused on human, medical, and physical biochemistry, as well as topics in Renaissance Florence (honors and first-year seminars). He has authored hundreds of scientific publications including research articles, reviews, and books.