When glass matters
Studies in the History of Science and Art from Graeco-Roman Antiquity to Early Modern Era

Edited by M. Beretta

2004, cm 17 x 24, xiv-358 pp. con 18 figg. n.t. e 18 tavv. f.t.

ISBN: 9788822253187

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This volume surveys the historical relations of science and technology by privileging the interaction between the history of glass and the scientific culture of classical Antiquity and the Middle Age. Within this perspective the case of glass has offered an extremely useful example, showing how the development of theories which have often been regarded as the exclusive result of intellectual activities were in fact the result of the progress of glassmaking techniques obtained by artisans.

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