Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World

Paperback / softback by Daniela Bleichmar, Meredith Martin

Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World presents a collection of 12 original essays that examine the circulation of objects across global regions and cultures from the 16th to 18th centuries.

  • Features essays that represents an extremely wide cultural, geographical, and material scope while offering new insights into the specificity of early modern exchange
  • Inspires broader questions about the disciplinary boundaries and frameworks of art history, visual culture, and material culture
  • Presents innovative research that sheds new light on little-known historical objects and phenomena
  • Calls into question traditional geographies and hierarchies associated with global exchange and challenges outdated center-periphery models
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Format: Paperback / softback, 224 pages Language: English
Dimension: 211 x 15 x 277mm ISBN10: 1119217342
Weight: 794g ISBN13: 9781119217343
Publication Date: 18 May 2016 Publisher: Wiley


Daniela Bleichmar is Associate Professor of Art History and History at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (2012), and co-editor of Collecting Across Cultures: Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World (2011) and Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500–1800 (2009).


Meredith Martin is Associate Professor of Art History at New York University and the Institute of Fine Arts. She is the author of Dairy Queens: The Politics of Pastoral Architecture from Catherine de’ Medici to Marie-Antoinette (2011), and co-author of Period Eye: Karen Kilimnik’s Fancy Pictures (2007). 


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