Book Review: A Whirlwind Journey from Memory to Reason — Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science

March 3, 2014
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“Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science” makes a profound claim about the need for cognitive restructuring in the face of information overload.

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Visual Arts: Worlds within Worlds

June 21, 2010
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Oh connoisseurship, what hath thou wrought? By Gary Schwartz Until June 27, a small exhibition of irresistible charm and interest is being held in the Mauritshuis in The Hague, after a run at the Rubenshuis in Antwerp: Willem van Haecht: room for art in 17th-century Antwerp. Van Haecht was one of the great masters of…

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Visual Arts: Dutch Treat – A Pair of Classy Catalogues

February 23, 2008
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By Gary Schwartz The Rijksmuseum has published the first volume in a series of scholarly catalogues of its collection of Dutch paintings of the 17th century. The two books, one of text and comparative illustrations, the other of color plates, are not only a model of collection catalogues, they are also an unguarded kaleidoscopic self-portrait…

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