Eye of the Beholder - Laura J. Snyder

Eye of the Beholder is a fascinating mix of art history and history of science, told through biographies of Johannes Vermeer and Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek. Snyder explores how the invention of microscope, telescope, and devices like camera obscura changed our theories of vision and perhaps even changed how we perceive the world. Vivid and lively, this is perfect non-fiction for both (quoting Van Leeuwenhoek) ‘curious gentlemen dabblers’ and 'learned philosophers' alike.

Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing By Laura J. Snyder Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393077469
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 16th, 2015

Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing By Laura J. Snyder Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393352887
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2016