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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

$16.95
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

ITEM CBK024
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Description
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