Winner of the 1992 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize from the American Historical Association "Edgerton's interdisciplinary study is a bold attempt to show how the perception of the world, as slowly refined by the Renaissance artists, provided ...
ded the impetus behind the scientific revolution. . . . An ambitious and largely persuasive book." --Nature
"Edgerton's book is learned and richly illustrated with paintings and drawings from the Middle Ages, the Italian Renaissance, and contemporaneous Chinese dynasties. . . . [His] argument is intricate and flawless." --American Historical Review