Renaissance Invention: Stradanus's Nova Reperta

byLia MarkeyContribution byDavid Cressy, Pedro Raposo

March 15, 2020|
Renaissance Invention: Stradanus's Nova Reperta by Lia Markey
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This book is the first full-length study of the Nova Reperta (New Discoveries), a renowned series of prints designed by Johannes Stradanus during the late 1580s in Florence. Reproductions of the prints, essays, conversations from a scholarly symposium, and catalogue entries complement a Newberry Library exhibition that tells the story of the design, conception, and reception of Stradanus’s engravings.
 
Renaissance Invention: Stradanus’s “Nova Reperta” seeks to understand why certain inventions or novelties were represented in the series and how that presentation reflected and fostered their adoption in the sixteenth century. What can Stradanus’s prints tell us about invention and cross-cultural encounter in the Renaissance? What was considered “new” in the era? Who created change and technological innovation?
 
Through images of group activities and interactions in workshops, Stradanus’s prints emphasize the importance of collaboration in the creation of new things, dispelling traditional notions of individual genius. The series also dismisses the assumption that the revival of the wonders of the ancient world in Italy was the catalyst for transformation. In fact, the Latin captions on the prints explain how contemporary inventions surpass those of the ancients. Together, word and image foreground the global nature of invention and change in the early modern period even as they promote specifically Florentine interests and activities. 
LIA MARKEY is the director of the Center of Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library.
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Title:Renaissance Invention: Stradanus's Nova Reperta
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:280 pages, 9 X 12 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:280 pages, 9 X 12 X 0.8 in
Published:March 15, 2020
Publisher:Northwestern University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780810142022

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