Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

Mind and Hand (Mens et Manus) Illustrated in Diderot's 'Encyclopédie'

Kristel Smentek, MIT Assistant Professor of Art History, reveals how extensive illustrations in the Encyclopédie challenged long held biases against manual labor by showing the role of the mind, as well as the hand, in the mechanical arts.

Comments (3)

wow

Posted 6 years by Anonymous 00:01:53

Posted 3 years by Anonymous 00:00:13

Posted 3 years by Anonymous 00:00:02

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

Library Sponsored Special Events

Library Sponsored Special Events

Category: Events | Updated over 6 years ago

Created
January 26, 2010 13:39
Category
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
12018 times

More from Library Sponsored Special Events

Professor Jeffery Ravel - Diderot’s Encyclopédie

Professor Jeffery Ravel - Diderot’s...

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:43:18 | 10978 views

The International Music Score Library Project

The International Music Score Libra...

Added almost 7 years ago | 01:37:00 | 8255 views

Prokopoff Concert in the Lewis Music Library, April 23, 2010

Prokopoff Concert in the Lewis Musi...

Added over 6 years ago | 00:54:28 | 10821 views

Oori and KIOKU perform in the Lewis Music Library

Oori and KIOKU perform in the Lewis...

Added over 6 years ago | 00:02:16 | 14178 views

History and Controversy Behind an 18th Century Bestseller

History and Controversy Behind an 1...

Added almost 7 years ago | 00:04:50 | 14910 views

 MIT and the Energy Challenge

MIT and the Energy Challenge

Added 7 years ago | 00:08:47 | 28706 views