WorldCat Identities

Huerta, Robert D. 1952-

Overview
Works: 2 works in 21 publications in 2 languages and 1,008 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Robert D Huerta
Giants of Delft : Johannes Vermeer and the natural philosophers : the parallel search for knowledge during the age of discovery by Robert D Huerta( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this interdisciplinary study drawing on the history of art and the history of science, Robert D. Huerta explores the conceptual intersections in the work of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer and the microscopist Antony van Leeuwenhoek, within the broader relationships between painting and science during the seventeenth century." "In a widely researched and deeply considered book, Huerta argues that Vermeer's use of the camera obscura and other instrumental adjuncts parallels van Leeuwenhoek's pursuit of the "optical way," and embodies a profound philosophical connection between these investigators. Analyzing Vermeer's work, Huerta shows that the artist's choices were the result of his personal response to contemporary scientific discoveries, and the work of men such as van Leeuwenhoek, Christiaan Huygens, and Galileo Galilei. Furthermore, Huerta compares Vermeer's program of informed observation to the methods used by van Leeuwenhoek and other scientists to accumulate and analyze instrument-mediated knowledge. This approach enabled Vermeer to confront the same issues as natural philosophers regarding the interpretation of unfamiliar images presented by instrumental systems."--Jacket
Vermeer and Plato : painting the ideal by Robert D Huerta( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a study that sweeps from Classical Antiquity to the seventeenth century, Robert D. Huerta explores the common intellectual threads that link the art of Johannes Vermeer to the philosophy of Plato
 
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Giants of Delft : Johannes Vermeer and the natural philosophers : the parallel search for knowledge during the age of discovery
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Vermeer and Plato : painting the ideal
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English (20)

German (1)