When glass matters : studies in the history of science and art from Graeco-Roman antiquity to early modern era / edited by Marco Beretta.

Title: 
When glass matters : studies in the history of science and art from Graeco-Roman antiquity to early modern era / edited by Marco Beretta.

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Publisher: 
Firenze : Leo S. Olschki, 2004.
Description: 
xiv, 355 p., [17] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Other Authors: 
Beretta, Marco.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
79171
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
TP849.W56
Location: 
Secured Stacks
Call Number: 
TP849.W56
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
CMGL c. 2 stamped on p. [2] of cover "Copia in saggio".
Contents: 
Between nature and technology : glass in ancient chemical philosophy / Marco Beretta --
Scientific and technological use of glass in Graeco-Roman antiquity / Giovanni di Pasquale --
The glass banausoi of Sidon and Rome / E. Marianne Stern --
Glass and heavenly spheres : astronomic refraction in Ptolemy's optics / Giorgio Strano --
Glassmakers in the West between late antiquity and the Middle Ages / Francesca Dell'Acqua --
Chemical composition of glass and its raw materials : chronological and geographical development in the first millennium A.D. / Cesare Fiori and Mariangela Vandini --
De tinctio omnium musivorum : technical recipes for glass in the so-called Mappae Clavicula / Francesca Tolaini --
Lux et vitrum : the evolution of stained glass from the late Roman Empire to the Gothic age / Francesca Dell'Acqua --
From the eye to the eye-glass : a pre-history of spectacles / Marco Beretta --
Glazy reflections : notes on the role of glass as a sensorium communis in the formation of some geographical paradigms / Mario Neve --
The "Perspective Glass" : from the pictorial metaphor to the invention of the telescope / Filippo Camerota.
ISBN: 
8822253183 (pbk.)
Series: 
Biblioteca di Nuncius. Studi e testi, 1122-0910 ; 53
Object/Material Note: 
Includes CMoG object: 59.1.129, plate 13 (opposite p. 115).