Private libraries as a microcosmos of knowledge: Travelling through time and space with Pieter de Graeff’s book collection

L'une des meilleures manières de recréer la pensée d'un homme: reconstituer sa bibliothèque-Marguerite Yourcenar If we were to select only one feature typifying the 17th century Dutch Republic, we would certainly need to single out its thriving book culture. A cultural industry that was the largest in Europe at that time (see e.g. Dijstelberge and …

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Visualizing domestic interiors in 17th century Amsterdam: 3D/4D data integration and hypothesis testing platforms

This project in a nutshell: My postdoc project investigates how individuals created, used, displayed and experienced cultural goods in their homes during the Dutch Golden Age by developing virtual reconstructions of a selection of domestic interiors. These three-dimensional (3D) models aim to act as data integration and hypothesis visualizing platforms to spatially connect, manage and …

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