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RQ-249842-16
Craft Techniques and Knowledge Systems in a 16th-Century Artist's Manuscript: An Open-Access Critical Edition and Translation
Pamela Smith, Columbia University

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RQ-249842-16

The Making and Knowing Project (Web Resources)
Title: The Making and Knowing Project
Author: Pamela Smith
Abstract: The Making and Knowing Project is a research and pedagogical initiative in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University that explores the intersections between artistic making and scientific knowing. Today these realms are regarded as separate, yet in the earliest phases of the Scientific Revolution, nature was investigated primarily by skilled artisans by means of continuous and methodical experimentation in the making of objects – the time when “making” was “knowing.”
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://http://www.makingandknowing.org/.

Historians in the Laboratory: Reconstruction of Renaissance Art and Technology in the Making and Knowing Project (Article)
Title: Historians in the Laboratory: Reconstruction of Renaissance Art and Technology in the Making and Knowing Project
Author: Pamela H. Smith, and Making and Knowing Project members
Abstract: This article examines the nature of "how to" texts by focusing on Ms. Fr. 640, in order to understand what kind of knowledge it contains. To analyze the text, reconstruction of the processes included it in were carried out in a laboratory. These reconstructions give insight into the material and conceptual world of the anonymous practitioner who authored this text.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8365.12235
Primary URL Description: full text or download pdf
Access Model: open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Art History
Publisher: Wiley

The Making and Knowing Project - Reflections, Methods, and New Directions (Article)
Title: The Making and Knowing Project - Reflections, Methods, and New Directions
Author: Donna Bilak
Author: Jenny Boulboulle
Author: Joel Klein
Author: Pamela H. Smith
Abstract: The Making and Knowing Project is a five-year initiative to create an open-access digital critical edition of an intriguing late sixteenth-century French manuscript, Bibliothèque nationale de France MS Fr. 640. This anonymous manuscript contains techniques, recipes, and notes on processes and products that are now classified as part of the fine arts, the crafts, and mechanics. Our study of the manuscript has shown that the text is the written result of actual workshop practice in the sixteenth century, thus providing unique insight into craft and artistic techniques, daily life in the sixteenth century, and material and intellectual understandings of the natural world. Through text- and object-based research and hands-on reconstruction, the Project’s researchers seek understanding of the materials and techniques in the manuscript and the context out of which this compilation of technical recipes arose.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/688199
Access Model: open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The Making and Knowing Project lifecastings in Toulouse Renaissance, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse (Exhibition)
Title: The Making and Knowing Project lifecastings in Toulouse Renaissance, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse
Curator: Alex Hemery
Curator: Pascal Julien
Abstract: Description of and objects from the reconstructions of the Making and Knowing Project.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.augustins.org/fr/web/guest/-/toulouse-renaissance

Des recettes et des secrets à l’expérience: le “Making and Knowing Project" (Book Section)
Title: Des recettes et des secrets à l’expérience: le “Making and Knowing Project"
Author: Pamela H. Smith
Editor: Pascal Julien
Editor: Alex Hemery
Abstract: Description of the Making and Knowing Project and of its reconstructions of lifecasting.
Year: 2018
Access Model: Published book
Publisher: Paris: Somogy éditions d’art
Book Title: Toulouse Renaissance, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse
ISBN: 9782757213605

The Making and Knowing Project (Book Section)
Title: The Making and Knowing Project
Author: Pamela H. Smith
Abstract: Description of the Making and Knowing Project
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.bookdepository.com/Il-Disegno-dal-Vero-Come-Pratica-Storica-e-Sapere-Contemporaneo-LAccademia-%C3%80-lAcad%C3%A9mie/9788875752705
Primary URL Description: publication for sale
Access Model: Published book
Publisher: Artemide Edizioni
Book Title: L’Accademia a l’Académie: il disegno dal vero come pratica storica e sapere contemporaneo
ISBN: 9788875752705

Smoke and Silkworms: The Movement of Material Complexes across Eurasia (Book Section)
Title: Smoke and Silkworms: The Movement of Material Complexes across Eurasia
Author: Pamela H. Smith
Author: Joslyn DeVinney
Author: Sasha Grafit
Author: Xiaoming Liu
Editor: Pamela H. Smith
Abstract: Two case studies from Ms. Fr. 640 illustrate the movement of material complexes (amalgamations of concepts, practices, and materials) across Eurasia.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.upress.pitt.edu/books/9780822965770/
Primary URL Description: Publisher's website
Access Model: Published book
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Book Title: Entangled Itineraries of Materials, Practices, and Knowledges Across Eurasia
ISBN: 9780822965770

Learning Through Reconstruction: The Making and Knowing Project (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Learning Through Reconstruction: The Making and Knowing Project
Abstract: Description of the Making and Knowing Project, its methods of reconstruction, and the insights gained through reconstructions.
Author: Pamela H. Smith
Date: 7/31/2018
Location: Yale University Art Gallery
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlOyAdg1Td4
Primary URL Description: Youtube video of the lecture

Of Lizards, Laboratories, and History: The Making and Knowing Project (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Of Lizards, Laboratories, and History: The Making and Knowing Project
Abstract: The Making and Knowing Project and its combination of historical, art, and scientific methods.
Author: Pamela H. Smith
Date: 03/20/2019
Location: Dibner Lecture in the History of Science, Huntington Library, California

Des secrets d’atelier de la Renaissance à l’expérimentation contemporaine/ Making Art and the Origins of Science (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Des secrets d’atelier de la Renaissance à l’expérimentation contemporaine/ Making Art and the Origins of Science
Abstract: The role of artisanal workshops and knowledge in the scientific revolution.
Author: Pamela H. Smith
Date: 07/11/2018
Location: World Science Festival, Toulouse, France


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