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This edition: Laura J. Snyder: Author, "Eye of the Beholder"

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 20, 2015.

First aired: May 4, 2015.

Johannes Vermeer and Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek both used optical devices as an artist and as a natural philosopher - the camera obscura and the microscope - exemplifying the confluence of science and art. Laura Snyder, author of "Eye of the Beholder" brings the reader to 17th century Delft, and the artist's and scientist's fascination with what is right in front of their eyes.

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Laura J. Snyder Author, "Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing"