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Title Unity of nature : Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas / editors, Georgia de Havenon, Christina De León, Alicia Lubowski-Jahn, Gabriela Rangel ; translator, Christopher Leland Winks.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Americas Society ; Bielefeld, Germany : Kerber, [2014]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Baron  508 H881Du 2014    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 167 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color) ; 28 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
cartographic image cri rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Kerber culture
Kerber culture.
Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Americas Society Art Gallery, New York, April 29-July 26, 2014, guest curated by Georgia de Havenon and Alicia Lubowski-Jahn.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-161).
Contents Foreword : Unity of nature at Americas Society / Susan L. Segal -- Preface : Humboldt as the second Columbus / Jay A. Levenson -- Connectivity : Humboldt and the torrid zone / Georgia de Havenon -- Americans in Alexander von Humboldt's personal address book / Ingo Schwarz -- Humboldt and the American pictorial imagination / Katherine E. Manthorne -- Artist-travelers and the sciences / Pablo Diener -- The picturesque atlas : the landscape illustrations in Alexander von Humboldt's Views of the Cordilleras and monuments of the indigenous peoples of the Americas / Alicia Lubowski-Jahn -- Alexander von Humboldt and his unity of nature. An interview with Mark Dion / Gabriela Rangel and Wenzel Bilger ; Field Station Honda : Mark Dion in Colombia / José Roca -- Map of Alexander von Humboldt's expeditions to the Americas -- Alexander von Humboldt's chronology, 1769-1859.
Language Translated from the German.
Summary "Alexander von Humboldt is known for his botanical expeditions that took place between 1799 to 1804, and for the multi-volume Voyage aux regions quinoxiales du nouveau continent he subsequently produced. The exhibition catalogue traces the breadth and import of Humboldt's influence through paintings and varied artifacts from the nineteenth century to the present. Included are essays by notable scholars, as well as an interview with Mark Dion that touches upon the actuality of the enlightened European voyager in contemporary global art."-- Kerber Verlag website.
Subject Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859 -- Exhibitions.
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859 -- Influence -- Exhibitions.
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859 -- Travel -- Latin America -- Exhibitions.
Americas Society. Art Gallery -- Exhibitions.
Scientific expeditions -- Latin America -- Exhibitions.
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Natural history -- Latin America -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Art and science -- Exhibitions.
Nature in art -- Exhibitions.
Nature (Aesthetics) -- Exhibitions.
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859 (OCoLC)fst00054219
Art and science. (OCoLC)fst00815430
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Landscape painting. (OCoLC)fst00991947
Natural history. (OCoLC)fst01034268
Nature (Aesthetics) (OCoLC)fst01034609
Nature in art. (OCoLC)fst01034679
Scientific expeditions. (OCoLC)fst01108847
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Latin America. (OCoLC)fst01245945
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition, pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01424187
Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author De Havenon, Georgia Riley, editor and curator of exhibition.
De León, Christina, editor.
Lubowski-Jahn, Alicia, editor and curator of exhibition.
Rangel, Gabriela, editor.
Winks, Christopher, translator.
Americas Society. Art Gallery, host institution.
ISBN 9783866789395 (hd. bd.)
3866789394 (hd. bd.)

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