Europe in the Renaissance : metamorphoses 1400-1600 /

The Renaissance experienced some of the most important advances in human history: the invention of the printing press using movable letters, the discovery of an unknown continent, and the formulation of a new view of the earth. It was a time when people sought to solve the riddles of nature, experim... Full description

Corporate Author: Schweizerisches Landesmuseum,
Other Authors: Hebeisen, Erika,, Aikema, Bernard,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Berlin : Hatje Cantz ; [2016]
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Summary: The Renaissance experienced some of the most important advances in human history: the invention of the printing press using movable letters, the discovery of an unknown continent, and the formulation of a new view of the earth. It was a time when people sought to solve the riddles of nature, experimented with alchemy, set out to develop a new medical science, conceived a new vision of humankind, and created beauty in the form of pictures and architecture, sculpture and literature. All these discoveries and creations would have been unimaginable without cultural exchange. The Renaissance was an era of dialogue and new horizons in thinking over great distances and time.
Item Description: Catalogue of the exhibition in Swiss National Museum, Landesmuseum Zurich, August 1 to November 27, 2016.
Physical Description: 343 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9783775740739
3775740732