Leonardo to the Internet:
Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present
Thomas J. Misa
Briefly describe 2-3 characteristics (people, technologies, dominant institutions, cultural elements) that help define these eras:
||Commerce (1588-1740)||Industry (1740-1851)||Empire (1840-1914)|
How did Renaissance courts influence Leonardo's technology during these phases of his career:
|1st Milan period||military engineer||Florence
. . .and how did Leonardo's technology
influence aspects of Renaissance culture?
Who "invented" linear
perspective? How did it alter the character of
technology and engineering?
CONTRAST the "fine
arts" view of the Renaissance in WebMuseum-Paris
with Misa's view.
DESCRIBE the technical achievements
cultural consequences of Gutenberg, Luther,
and Plantin. IDENTIFY their "court" sponsorship.
How did cultural elements in China and
the Middle East influence the spread of paper? of
EXPLAIN how printing changed the
character of technology:
DISCUSS the role of [a] illustrations and [b] courtly patrons in . . .:
|Agricola's De re metallica (1556)|
SUMMARIZE the character of
Renaissance-era technologists and their practices:
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