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Dare to know : prints and drawings in the age of Enlightenment

Dare to know : prints and drawings in the age of Enlightenment / edited by Edouard Kopp, Elizabeth M. Rudy, and Kristel Smentek.
Cambridge : Harvard Art Museums, 2022.
New Haven, CT ; London : Yale University Press
Physical Description
xvii, 315 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 29 cm
"This book accompanies the exhibition Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment, on view at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from September 16, 2022 through January 15, 2023."--Colophon.
"Are volcanoes punishment from God? What do a fly and a mulberry have in common? What utopias await in unexplored corners of the earth and beyond? During the Enlightenment, questions like these were brought to life through an astonishing array of prints and drawings, helping shape public opinion and stir political change. Dare to Know overturns common assumptions about the age, using the era's proliferation of works on paper to tell a more nuanced story. Echoing the structure and sweep of Diderot's Encyclopedie, the book contains 26 thematic essays, organized A to Z, providing an unprecedented perspective on more than 50 artists, including Henry Fuseli, Jean-Honore Fragonard, Francisco Goya, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, William Hogarth, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, and Giambattista Tiepolo. With a multidisciplinary approach, the book probes developments in the natural sciences, technology, economics, and more-all through the lens of the graphic arts."-- Provided by publisher.
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Prints and drawings in the age of Enlightenment
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January 12, 2023
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-313).
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