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Author Feingold, Mordechai.

Title The Newtonian moment : Isaac Newton and the making of modern culture / Mordechai Feingold.

Imprint New York : New York Public Library : Oxford University Press, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  530 N484Bf 2004    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xv, 218 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The apprenticeship of genius -- The lion's claws -- Trials by fire -- The Voltaire effect -- Newtonian women -- All was light -- Apotheosis.
Summary "The Newtonian Moment investigates the effect of Newton's theories and discoveries, not only on the trajectory of science, but on the very shape of modern culture and thought. Beginning with a fresh view of Newton's intellectual development, Mordechai Feingold explores the manner in which Newton's spectacular success in revolutionizing the natural sciences made him a figure to be emulated or rejected, revered or excoriated - but always there to contend with." "A companion volume to an exhibition at The New York Public Library, the book is illustrated with more than 200 drawings, paintings, frescoes, sculptures, portraits, rare books, and original manuscripts - from the Library and other major collections - which demonstrate both Newton's status as icon and the way in which his colossal accomplishments came to permeate the science, literature, art, and religion of the era of Enlightenment and beyond."--Jacket.
Subject Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Exhibitions.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727 -- Influence -- Exhibitions.
Science -- Europe -- Philosophy -- History -- 17th century -- Exhibitions.
Scientists -- Europe -- Intellectual life -- 17th century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author New York Public Library. Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
ISBN 0195177355 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780195177350 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0195177347 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9780195177343 (pbk. : acid-free paper)

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