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 12 months by Anonymous 00:00:13

Posted 12 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 9 months ago

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


Viewed
9433 times

More from Library Sponsored Special Events

Professor Jeffery Ravel - Diderot’s Encyclopédie

Professor Jeffery Ravel - Diderot’s...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:43:18 | 9810 views

Paper and Bookbinding: The Making of Diderot’s Encyclopédie

Paper and Bookbinding: The Making o...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:41:59 | 5286 views

Astronaut Mike Massimino

Astronaut Mike Massimino

Added 5 years ago | 01:04:00 | 30023 views

Power Supply: Energy Resources in the MIT Libraries

Power Supply: Energy Resources in t...

Added 5 years ago | 00:38:03 | 15312 views

The Music at MIT Oral History Project

The Music at MIT Oral History Project

Added over 1 year ago | 00:06:04 | 1387 views

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

Celebrating the Life of Ann J. Wolp...

Added 9 months ago | 00:50:40 | 585 views