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Karen Reeds <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 09:36:56 -0500
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Dear Aimee    1/26/2013

Jean A. Givens
Observation and Image-Making in Gothic Art (Cambridge, 2005)
(here's a teaser )
"The Garden Outside the Walls: Plant Forms in Thirteenth-Century 
English Sculputure." In Medieval Gardens, ed. Elisabeth Macdougall. 
(Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks), 187-196
"The Leaves of Southwell Revisited<" in Southwell and 
Nottinghamshire: Meidieval Art, Architecture, and Industy, ed. 
Jennifer S. Alexander, (Leeds: W. S. Maney and Son, 1998), 60-66,

The Glass Flowers at Harvard [Paperback]
Richard Evans Schultes (Author), William A. Davis (Author), Hillel 
Burger (Photographer)
DRAWING UPON NATURE: Studies for the Blaschkas' Glass Models [Hardcover]
Susan M. & David Whitehouse Rossi-Wilcox

Not quite 3 D, not sculpture, but paper...
Mrs. Delany and Her Circle (Yale Center for British Art) [Hardcover]
Prof. Mark Laird (Author), Alicia Weisberg-Roberts (Author)

In haste,


>Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:45:18 -0500
>From: Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Question about the history of 3D scientific art sculpture
>Hello List,
>The GNSI received this information request, and I think the only way 
>we are going to answer it is to crowed source. Can you help Aimee 
>with finding information about 3D sculptures as science 
>Please CC her email to any reply so she gets it.
>Britt Griswold
>I am hoping you might be able to help me find more about the history 
>of scientific art.  Do you know of any publications covering the 
>genre of scientific art through history?  or do you have contacts 
>who might know a collective amount of information? More 
>specifically, I hope I might find collected information about 
>historic sculptural scientific models (like Harvard's glass flowers 
>(and invertebrates), or the wax anatomical models of La Specola, 
>plant models of the Field Museum....etc).
>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>A note about myself:  I am a sculptor, working in paper, and have 
>encountered difficulty in having my work accepted into botanical art 
>shows on the basis of it being 3-D, despite both the accuracy of my 
>work and historic precedence of sculptural botanic art.
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Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550
Jean A. Givens, Karen M. Reeds, Alain Touwaide, eds.
Series: AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science 
and Art  (Ashgate, 2006)

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