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Painting the Heavens: Art and Science in the Age of Galileo Hardcover – 27 Jul 1997

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (27 July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691043981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691043982
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 2.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,272,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1998


"Fascinating, densely argued.... Eileen Reeves constructs a minutely researched case for the interplay of science and art."--Ann Geneva, Financial Times



"Reeves's elegantly written and exhaustively documented book reveals just how profoundly the great astronomer [Galileo] was involved in the artistic milieu of his native Florence.... Reeves offers much rich new detail."--Samuel Y. Edgerton, Nature



"This is a rich, rewarding book in its analysis of art, history of astronomy, and the interaction of religion and science."--Alan E. Shapiro, Isis



"Reeves's extensive and detailed research reveals how much scientific matters were intertwined with religious beliefs, further illuminating the climate of Galileo's polemics. This is a fascinating and important book for scholars and advanced students."--Choice



"This book is a very enjoyable read. The effortless prose unrolls the extremely complex subject matter so beguilingly that before you know where you are, you have reached the end of the book. The scholarship is lightly worn, but deeply impressive. . . Eileen Reeves masterly command of primary sources and beautiful writing style beckon the reader through some very intricate problems, lucidly explained."--The Observatory

Synopsis

With the aim of exploring the impact of Galileo's heavenly observations on painters of the early 17th century, Reeves offers a close analysis of seven works by Lodovico Cigoli, Peter Paul Rubens, Francisco Pacheco and Diego Velazquez.

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