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Technology and innovation in global history and in the history of the global

Dagmar Schäfer

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

The Chinese of the Ming/Qing dynasties took a distinctive approach to technology and innovation. The Chinese assigned a place and function to technologies and their products in statecraft, public ... More


The Repertory

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Haydn's first quartet, apparently composed during a period of work for Baron Carl Joseph Fürnberg in the mid-1750s, was soon followed by others of its type. Ten in all, the earliest quartets were ... More


Art

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Disciplines in the Making: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning, and Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567874
eISBN:
9780191721649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567874.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

How far is the category of ‘art’ applicable cross-culturally? Both self-styled connoisseurs and some artists themselves often claim particular expertise in judging artistic productions, though both ... More


The Connoisseurial Adviser: Matthew Prior, 1664–1721

Helen Jacobsen

in Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The cultural activities of Matthew Prior demonstrate that, far from being a privileged occupation of high-ranking diplomats, collecting was a widespread phenomenon in the diplomatic service and ... More


The Self Loving the Self: Men and Connoisseurship in Modern Chinese Literature

Wendy Larson

in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the concept of men and connoisseurship in modern Chinese literature. The Chinese literary tradition is male. Chinese literary culture, evolving out of a male-only educational ... More


Infants as Musical Connoisseurs

Sandra E. Trehub

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The term connoisseur is generally reserved for experts in matters of taste, especially with reference to the expressive or culinary arts. In ... More


Aural Collecting

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269293
eISBN:
9780520950108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269293.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By collecting artistic and natural artifacts and wonders, the early modern cultivated individual sought to achieve connoisseurship through the careful balance of receptivity to the marvelous and ... More


Objects of Knowledge, Subjects of Consumption: Persian Carpets and the Gendered Politics of Transnational Knowledge

Minoo Moallem

in Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737309
eISBN:
9780814744680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737309.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter tracks the transnational connections between the history of commodities, modes of economic exchange, mediated knowledge, and women's labor in carpet production. Connoisseur books, as a ... More


Opera Aficionados and Guides to Boy Actresses

in Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770–1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778312
eISBN:
9780804782623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778312.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents a literary analysis of a subgenre of writings known as “flower registers” (huapu). It describes how allusions to pain enabled Qing theater enthusiasts to position themselves in ... More


Taste: Soviet Wine and Western Connoisseurship

Stephen V. Bittner

in Whites and Reds: A History of Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198784821
eISBN:
9780191827129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784821.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

In the decades following Stalin’s death, Soviet vintners returned to the European wine circuit—the international tasting competitions and trade associations that were the domain of Western ... More


The Power of Paint

Jennifer Van Horn

in Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469629568
eISBN:
9781469629582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629568.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 2 focuses on mid-century Philadelphia’s burgeoning art community through the figure of travelling English portrait painter John Wollaston, who visited the city in 1752 and 1758/9. Wollaston’s ... More


Too Easy to Be Good?: The Effort Bias

Ellen Winner

in How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190863357
eISBN:
9780190936525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863357.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines whether beliefs about how an artwork was made unconsciously affect judgments. Philosopher Denis Dutton believed that we judge an artwork in part by the kind of achievement it ... More


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