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    • Eye of the Beholder

    • Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing
    • By: Laura Snyder
    • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    "See for yourself!" was the clarion call of the 1600s. Natural philosophers threw off the yoke of ancient authority, peered at nature with microscopes and telescopes, and ignited the scientific revolution. Artists investigated nature with lenses and created paintings filled with realistic effects of light and shadow. The hub of this optical innovation was the small Dutch city of Delft.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historical book about the evolution of optics through the eyes of two geniuses

    • By Memi on 04-12-17

    Regular price: $27.99