Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

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 4 years by Anonymous 00:01:53

Posted 11 months by Anonymous 00:00:13

Posted 11 months by Anonymous 00:00:02

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Library Sponsored Special Events

Library Sponsored Special Events

Category: Events | Updated 8 months ago

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


Viewed
9354 times

More from Library Sponsored Special Events

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

Prokopoff Concert in the Lewis Musi...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:54:28 | 8557 views

The Chorallaries perform at the Institute Archives & Special Collections

The Chorallaries perform at the Ins...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:23:15 | 10360 views

Celebrating the Life of Ann J. Wolpert - January 31, 2014

Celebrating the Life of Ann J. Wolp...

Added 8 months ago | 00:50:40 | 528 views

The Vail Collection: An Introduction

The Vail Collection: An Introduction

Added 2 years ago | 00:03:20 | 2465 views

Oori and KIOKU perform in the Lewis Music Library

Oori and KIOKU perform in the Lewis...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:02:16 | 12089 views

Power Supply: Energy Resources in the MIT Libraries

Power Supply: Energy Resources in t...

Added almost 5 years ago | 00:38:03 | 15245 views