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Show More The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History by David Freedberg.
Chicago, 513 pp., £35, December 2002, 0 226 26147 6Show More
“... David Freedberg’s new book is illustrated with wonderful, detailed drawings and engravings of plants, fungi, fossils, birds, insects and animals – nearly all made in the 17th century. Freedberg is an art historian; the starting point of his book is a dream he had sometime before 1986 in which Anthony Blunt appeared holding a drawing of an orange ...”