Mapping Spaces

Networks of Knowledge in 17th Century Landscape Painting

Edited by Ulrike Gehring and Peter Weibel

Mapping Spaces

Edited by Ulrike Gehring and Peter Weibel

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

500 pages | 350 color plates | 9 3/4 x 11 | © 2014
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9783777422305 Published March 2015 For sale in North America and Japan only
Seventeenth-century Europe saw a fruitful creative exchange between the arts and contemporaneous scientific thought. Mapping Spaces traces the multifaceted dimensions of this exchange with contributions from more than forty leading scholars who, together, reflect on the influence of science and technology on the arts through the specific study of the process of mapping in Dutch landscape paintings of the mid-seventeenth century.

The dialogue between the arts and sciences, the contributors find, extends back well beyond the new media and digital satellite imagery of modern times. Many Dutch painters of the period are believed to have employed systems of remote sensing for their paintings. For his well-known historical battle scenes, for instance, Pieter Snayers would have required an understanding of both ballistics and geography. Bringing these and many other insights together with more than 350 large-format illustrations, Mapping Spaces presents readers with past exchanges of knowledge that surprisingly anticipate the techniques of mapping used today.
Contents
Preface ~ Ulrike Gehring and Peter Weibel
 
1: Mapping Spaces. Art, Science and Technology in the Seventeenth Century
Painted Topographies. A Transdisciplinary Approach to Science and Technology in Seventeenth-century Landscape Painting ~ Ulrike Gehring.
2: A Closed Universe in Dissolution
The Copernican Revolution and the Geometrization of Physical Space ~ Rienk Vermij
Infinite Space. Calvinist Controversies and Theological Accommodations of a New Heaven ~ Jan Rohls
A Multitude of Worlds. Physical Mosaica and David Nieto’s Quest for a Jewish Natural Philosophy ~ Jacques Picard
Heavens and Earth: Early Modern Astronomical Frontispieces ~ Inga Elmqvist Söderlund
3: New Cartographic Projections in Maps and Globes
On Earth and Heaven. Globes as Models of Cosmological Extensions ~ Andreas Christoph
A new Genre of Cartographic Books: The Atlas Production in the Low Countries ~ Philip Ziegler
The Tentative View of Cartography ~ Wladimir Velminski
The City Book and the Emergence of the Artist-chorographer ~ Jasper van Putten
4: The Art of Maritime and Celestial Navigation
“Embedded Journalist” of Naval Battles: Willem van de Velde I ~ Frisco Lammertse
Shaping the Seascape. Dutch Artists Imagining the Maritime World ~ Jenny Gaschke
Global Positioning and the Measurement of Time ~ Thomas Filk
5: Early Globalization and the Transfer of Knowledge
Colonial, Religious and Commercial Machines: Globalization as an Impulse for Knowledge ~ Karel Davis
Commerce, Trade and the Emergence of the New Sciences ~ Harold J. Cook
Beyond Far Horizons ~ Pieter Biesboer
6: Spaces of Knowledge. Siege Views in the Era of Pieter Snayers
Documenting Military Events in Seventeenth-century Battle Scenes ~ Matthias Pfaffenbichler
Painting for the General. Pieter Snayers’ Piccolomini Cycle ~ Walter Kalina
Honing In on Pieter Snayers’ Working Method: Relief of Leuven, 1635 ~ Leen Kelchtermans
7: Military Architecture and Technology, Fortifications and Inventions in the Art of War
Sixteenth and Seventeenth-century Fortifications in the Iberian Peninsula and the Netherlands ~ Bettina Marten
Engraved Title Pages of Fortification Manuals ~ Armin Schlechter
The Horizon Besieged. Ways of Capturing Space in Early Modern Fortification Theory ~ Jeroen Goudeau
Notch and Bead. The development of Artillery Instruments for Measuring and Sighting ~ Wolfram Dolz
Agostino Ramelli as Recipient of a New Science of Ballistics ~ Matteo Valleriani
8: Leiden University. Dutch Mathematics and the Training of Military Engineers.
The Study of Practical Mathematics at Leiden University ~ Willem Otterspeer
Mastering the World. Three Collections of Curiosities in the Young Dutch Republic ~ Tim Huisman
Geometries of Space. Dutch Mathematics and the Visualization of Distance ~ Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis
The Didactic Function of Illustrations in Historical Surveying Books ~ Hans-Joachim Vollrath
9: Measuring Landscape in Early Seventeenth Century. Mathematical Tools and Surveying Instruments
From Gunter’s Chain to Systematic Triangulation. Geodetically Generated Landscapes in Early Modern Prints ~ Hans-Ulrich Seifert
The Holland Circle. Instrumental in Establishing the Dutch Surveyor and Instrument Maker’s Identity ~ Tiemen Cocquyt
Benjamin Bramer’s ‘Instrument-Kästlein”: Mathematical equipment for a Young Prince ~ Karsten Gaulke
10: The Invention of Landscape. Land Reclamation and Polder Technology in the Visual Arts
The Landscape of the Engineer. An Historical Account of Land Reclamation ~ Wolfgang Pircher
Usefulness, Durability and Beauty. Reclaiming and Designing the Beemster Polder, 1607-1612 ~ Diederik Aten
Clouds in Seventeenth-century Dutch Landscape Painting. The Urge Toward the Real ~ Franz Ossing
The Rise of a Genre. Landscapes on the Dutch Art Market ~ Michael North
11: Aerial Perspective as a Modern Strategy of Warfare
Media, Mapping and Painting ~ Peter Weibel
Imagination, Elevation, Battlefield Automation: From the Elevated View to Battle Drones ~ Andreas Beitin
Living Perspective. A Phenomenological Investigation of Landscape in Painting and Cartography ~ Linnea Semmerling
 
Appendix
Authors’ Biographies
Bibliography
Credits/Copyrights
Imprint
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