"Dense with erudition and pleasingly light on its scholarly feet." Kirkus Reviews "This collection is a feast for students of art, modern Western history, and philosophy. Recommended for academic and university libraries..." Francisca Goldsmith Library Journal
About the Author
Lorraine Daston is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany. She is the coauthor of Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 and the editor of Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science (both Zone Books).