Category Archives: Book

Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español – Nuncius review

New review of my book Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español. Historia natural, coleccionismo y cultura visual (Marcial Pons, 2014), written by Susana Gómez López and published in the latest issue of Nuncius. PDF available here: Review Marcaida Nuncius Nuncius, Volume 30, Issue … Continue reading

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La modernidad científica europea, by José Pardo Tomás – Review of JR Marcaida, “Arte y ciencia en el Barroco español” (in Spanish)

La modernidad científica europea, by José Pardo Tomás Here you have the generous review of my book written by historian of science José (Pepe) Pardo Tomás, and published in the April issue of  Andalucía en la historia, ISSN 1695-1956, Nº. … Continue reading

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El Arca de Noé. Historia e imágenes naturales – Postgraduate Course

El Arca de Noé. Historia e imágenes naturales is a postgraduate course organised by Juan Pimentel and Sandra Sáenz-López from the CSIC, Madrid, and its aim is to explore the intersections between natural history, visual & material culture and the … Continue reading

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Pedro Mejía, Silva de varia lección (1540)

Pedro Mejía, Silva de varia lección (1549) – Renaissance miscellany writing Link to 1593 edition – Link to 1669 edition      

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John Bate, The Mysteries of Nature and Art (1634)

John Bate, The Mysteries of Nature and Art (1634) A fascinating illustrated treatise on various topics: from waterworks and fireworks, to drawing, engraving, colour-making recipes and other remedies (in a section that he calls “The booke of EXTRAVAGANTS” -great title!- … Continue reading

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Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance art and Arab science

Hans Belting, Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance art and Arab science (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011)

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David Markson

Epitaph for a Tramp, Dell, 1959 Epitaph for a Dead Beat, Dell, 1961 The Ballad of Dingus Magee; Being the Immortal True Saga of the Most Notorious and Desperate Bad Man of the Olden Days, His Blood-Shedding, His Ruination of … Continue reading

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Munich Digitization Center – Digital Library

Digital Collections / Digital Library – Munich Digitization Center.

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Cristóbal Suárez de Figueroa – Plaza universal de todas ciencias y artes (1615)

Cristóbal Suárez de Figueroa – Plaza universal de todas ciencias y artes (1615) 

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