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Transformational Journeys: An Ethnologistís Memoir: Transactions, APS (Vol. 106, Part 5) Some Architectsí Portraits in Nineteenth-Century America: Personifying the Evolving Profession: Transactions, APS (Volume 103, Part 4)
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Transformational Journeys: An Ethnologist’s Memoir: Transactions, APS (Vol. 106, Part 5) Some Architects’ Portraits in Nineteenth-Century America
This is the professional memoir of an ethnologist, who studies the cultures and languages of ethnic groups, in the present and in the past. Victoria R. Brickerís journeys -- from Hong Kong to Shanghai during World War II, to the U.S. after the war, to Germany, Harvard, southeastern Mexico, and eventually to New Orleans -- influenced her choice of ethnology as a career and shaped that career over 50 years. Ethnology served as the stepping stone for intellectual forays into other related fields, such as linguistics, ethnohistory, epigraphy, and astronomy, all focused on the Maya people of southern Mexico and Central America. Bricker, a Professor Emerita who holds several other positions, is the author, with her husband, Harvey M. Bricker (1940-2017), of ďAstronomy in the Maya Codices.Ē Illus. This is the first study devoted to the portraits of nineteenth-century American architects. It is an examination of the way the iconography of such images changed over time to reflect the changing social status of the architect as the profession evolved during the century. Portraits in oil on canvas, drawings, and photography in the text range from Charles Willson Pealeís image of William Buckland in the late eighteenth century to John Singer Sargentís portrait of Richard Morris Hunt in the late 1890s. The book has been praised as ďa unique use of visual resources, supported by formidable primary research and a thorough analysis of secondary literature.Ē Illustrations.
Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State 1666-1888 Including the First Maps, Wall Maps & County Atlases as well as Past & Current Views Commemorating the 350th Anniversary of the Naming of New Jersey Preserving Useful Knowledge: A History of Collections Care at the APS Library: Transactions, APS (Vol. 111, Part 1)
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Nova Caesarea: Preserving Useful Knowledge: A History of Collections Care at the APS Library: Transactions, APS (Vol. 111, Part 1)
This volume, issued for the 350th anniversary (1664-2014) of the naming of New Jersey, reproduces historic maps that both memorialize the past and orient the future. Supporting the maps are illustrations from atlases and, where possible, recent photographs of the same structures and areas for the purpose of historical contrast. An important source has been utilized: Thomas F. Gordonís Gazetteer of the State of New Jersey, the stateís first gazetteer, published in 1834. Gordonís notes on every village, hamlet, and creek provide interesting textual references to the visual features of the maps. Includes an 1828 map of New Jersey in a pocket inside the back cover. There is also a special edition available of 350 volumes bound in cloth, numbered and signed by author and designer, including a separate folder of large facsimiles of the first wall maps of New Jerseyís 21 counties, with both book and folder housed in a custom slipcase. This book traces the history of collections care at the American Philosophical Society (APS) as revealed through its minute books, treasurersí receipts, and librariansí correspondence. It also examines the physical evidence presented by books and documents that were repaired by former restorers and conservators, including Library of Congress manuscript restorer William Berwick, book and manuscript restorer Carol Rugh (later Caorlyn Horton), and the Societyís first full-time conservator, Willman Spawn. Their painstaking repairs, which have not always aged well, present both a vital historical record and an ongoing challenge for todayís conservators. Illus.
Robert Burns Woodward: Architect and Artist in the World of Molecules John Miltonís Roman Sojourns, 1638-1639: Neo-Latin Self-Fashioning: Transactions, APS (Volume 109, Part 4)
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Robert Burns Woodward: Architect and Artist in the World of Molecules John Milton’s Roman Sojourns
Robert Burns Woodward was the star of 20th-century organic chemistry. An MIT graduate by age 19, Woodward's ingenious notions about organic synthesis and his artful methodology were astounding. He is most famed for his synthesis of vitamin B12,which he undertook with Albert Eschenmoser, and for the orbital symmetry rules he developed with Roald Hoffmann. This volume presents Woodward's most celebrated papers and lectures--including the famous Cope lecture. Insightful commentaries and rarely seen photographs are also included. This study examines the impact of Rome and its vibrant culture upon Milton in the course of two two-month sojourns in the city in 1638-1639. Focusing on his neo-Latin writings pertaining to that period, it presents new evidence of the academic, literary, and musical contexts surrounding Miltonís proactive integration into seicento Rome. Highlighting Miltonís self-fashioning as one who was hospitably embraced by Catholic Rome, this volume traces his networking with distinguished Italian humanists (upon whom he left no slight an impression). Not least, we read of Miltonís attested presence in the hub of Catholicism, the Vatican itself, and his language is fulsome, even excited.



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