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  • Author:
    Matthew C. Hunter
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    University of Chicago Press (October 15, 2013)
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    352 pages
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Beyond his primary dramatis personae-Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, and Peter Lely-he animates a diverse network of persons and things that brings the Royal Society to life as an epistemological enterprise determined to shape the nature of knowledge in the midst of (and facilitated by) new technologies, new markets, and new social sites.

He was elected a Member of the Academia Europaea in 1989, a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1990, and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993. He served as President of the UK Genetics Society from 1997-2000.

Wicked Intelligence book. Offering an innovative approach to the scientific image-making of the time, he demonstrates how the Restoration project of synthesizing experimental images into scientific knowledge, as practiced by Royal Society leaders Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren, might be called wicked intelligence.

Wicked Intelligence reveals that these natural philosophers shaped Restoration London's emergent artistic cultures by forging collaborations with court painters, penning art theory, and designing triumphs of baroque architecture such as St Paul's Cathedral

Wicked Intelligence reveals that these natural philosophers shaped Restoration London's emergent artistic cultures by forging collaborations with court painters, penning art theory, and designing triumphs of baroque architecture such as St Paul's Cathedral. Offering an innovative approach to the scientific image-making of the time, Matthew C. Hunter demonstrates how the Restoration project of synthesizing experimental images into scientific knowledge, as practiced by Royal Society leaders Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren, might be called "wicked intelligence.

This is the question of Wicked Intelligence, specifically as it was posed in the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century, and as it was answered by the leading experimentalist of Restoration London, the polymath Robert Hooke. The result is a lavishly illustrated, excitably written book, adorned with images gleaned from a trawl through the archives of the Royal Society.

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University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226017297 and 7327 (e-book). Published 11 November 2013. This is the question of Wicked Intelligence, specifically as it was posed in the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century, and as it was answered by the leading experimentalist of Restoration London, the polymath Robert Hooke. This book is about how the "fancy" of Hooke and his contemporaries addressed that problem, and Hunter extends his coverage to all sorts of discussions not immediately connected to the core interest of illustration itself. There is much to commend this book.

Wicked Intelligence reveals that these natural philosophers shaped Restoration London’s emergent artistic .

Wicked Intelligence reveals that these natural philosophers shaped Restoration London’s emergent artistic cultures by forging collaborations with court painters, penning art theory, and designing triumphs of baroque architecture such as St Paul’s Cathedral.

Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London (University of Chicago Press, 2013) maps the visual traces of drawing, collecting, and building practices between 1650 and 1720 to narrate the emergence of a particular kind of intelligence that.

Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London (University of Chicago Press, 2013) maps the visual traces of drawing, collecting, and building practices between 1650 and 1720 to narrate the emergence of a particular kind of intelligence that was formed by visualization techniques. Hunter’s book pays close attention to the work of Robert Hooke while situating Hooke within a community of painters, architects, writers, customs brokers, telescope makers, and other fashioners of early modern experiments of all sorts.

Wicked Intelligence aims to reveal that these philosophers shaped Restoration London’s emergent artistic cultures by forging collaborations with court . University of Chicago Press.

Wicked Intelligence aims to reveal that these philosophers shaped Restoration London’s emergent artistic cultures by forging collaborations with court painters, penning art theory, and designing triumphs of baroque architecture such as St Paul’s Cathedral. Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London.

In late seventeenth-century London, the most provocative images were produced not by artists, but by scientists. Magnified fly-eyes drawn with the aid of microscopes, apparitions cast on laboratory walls by projection machines, cut-paper figures revealing the “exact proportions” of sea monsters—all were created by members of the Royal Society of London, the leading institutional platform of the early Scientific Revolution. Wicked Intelligence reveals that these natural philosophers shaped Restoration London’s emergent artistic cultures by forging collaborations with court painters, penning art theory, and designing triumphs of baroque architecture such as St Paul’s Cathedral. Matthew C. Hunter brings to life this archive of experimental-philosophical visualization and the deft cunning that was required to manage such difficult research. Offering an innovative approach to the scientific image-making of the time, he demonstrates how the Restoration project of synthesizing experimental images into scientific knowledge, as practiced by Royal Society leaders Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren, might be called “wicked intelligence.” Hunter uses episodes involving specific visual practices—for instance, concocting a lethal amalgam of wax, steel, and sulfuric acid to produce an active model of a comet—to explore how Hooke, Wren, and their colleagues devised representational modes that aided their experiments. Ultimately, Hunter argues, the craft and craftiness of experimental visual practice both promoted and menaced the artistic traditions on which they drew, turning the Royal Society projects into objects of suspicion in Enlightenment England. The first book to use the physical evidence of Royal Society experiments to produce forensic evaluations of how scientific knowledge was generated, Wicked Intelligence rethinks the parameters of visual art, experimental philosophy, and architecture at the cusp of Britain’s imperial power and artistic efflorescence.