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A World of Things: Denis Diderot Coloring Book
A World of Things: Denis Diderot Coloring Book
A World of Things: Denis Diderot Coloring Book
A World of Things: Denis Diderot Coloring Book
A World of Things: Denis Diderot Coloring BookA World of Things: Denis Diderot Coloring BookA World of Things: Denis Diderot Coloring BookA World of Things: Denis Diderot Coloring Book
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A World of Things: Denis Diderot Coloring Book

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Item #: CBK024
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Casebound book with a special lay-flat binding and sturdy, flexible cover

108 pages with 50 images to color on high-quality paper

Size: 8½ x 11 in.

Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.

Published with the Library of Congress

ISBN 9780764982279
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A World of Things: Denis Diderot Coloring Book
With their Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (Encyclopedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts and Crafts), editors Denis Diderot and Jean Le Rond d’Alembert set out to map the scope of human knowledge. Published between 1751 and 1772, the encyclopedia’s 28 volumes tackled subjects from chemistry and philosophy to botany and bookbinding. Contributors, including philosophers Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, espoused such Enlightenment values as empiricism and secularism, making the encyclopedia controversial in its time.

The illustrations in this book are from a copy of the Encyclopédie owned by Gouverneur Morris, who served as a delegate at the Continental Congress and, later, as United States ambassador to France. Morris authored the preamble to the US Constitution, a document heavily influenced by Enlightenment philosophy. Morris’s copy of the Encyclopédie is held in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the world’s largest and most eclectic library, the Library of Congress, which holds materials in more than 470 languages. The Library’s French collection, alone, comprises approximately one million items.

Images
  1. Fig. 1. The Bullfrog. Fig. 2. The Surinam Toad.
  2. Fig. 1. Blue and Yellow Macaw. Fig. 2. Cockatoo. Fig. 3. Ambon King Parrot. Fig. 4. Lory of the Philippines.
  3. Sea Shells
  4. Insects
  5. The Flea Viewed under a Microscope
  6. Fig. 1. Cacao Tree. Fig. 2. Cinnamon.
  7. Ribbon Loom
  8. Coachmaker
  9. Sketch of an Oar-Propelled Galley Named la Réale
  10. Workshop of the Foundry and Casting the Figure in Bronze
  11. Fish Trap, Perspective View
  12. Perspective View of Piedmont Mills
  13. Workshop and Various Operations for the Dyeing of Silks
  14. Cooper
  15. Spirits Distiller
  16. Tools
  17. Farrier and Horseshoe Repairman, Forge Work and Tools
  18. The Art of Writing
  19. Balance Maker
  20. Heraldry
  21. Heraldry
  22. Laboratory
  23. Cloth Making
  24. Pieces
  25. Weight-Driven Alarm Clock
  26. Cross-Sectional View of the Forge with Two Furnaces and Plan of the Foundation of the Hammer Frame
  27. Press
  28. Manufacture of Tobacco
  29. Fig. 1. The Temple of Jupiter the Avenger or the Pantheon of Agrippa. Fig. 2. Hadrian’s Tomb.
  30. Windmill Used to Saw Stones into Slabs
  31. Astronomy
  32. Hydraulics, Noria
  33. Work with Gold and Silver
  34. Kitchen Garden
  35. Cider Press
  36. Manufacture of the Mold
  37. Fencing
  38. Brilliants
  39. Reheating the Bottle and Cleaning of the Glass That Remains around the Rod after the Bottle Is Made
  40. Exterior View
  41. Pieces
  42. Machine to Treat Precious Metals Sweepings
  43. Letterpress Printing, Using the Type Case
  44. Precious Metal Jewelry Goldsmith
  45. Atelier, Palettes and Paintbrushes
  46. Method to Set Up the Pattern in the Back
  47. The Art of Writing
  48. Polish-Style Bed, Turkish-Style Bed and Bed in an Alcove. Details.
  49. Furniture, Armchair, Chair, Ottoman
  50. Cloth Making
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