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Unity of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas

June 03, 2014

 Contributors and essay topics include:

  • “Humboldt as the Second Columbus” by Dr. Jay Levenson (Director of the International Program, Museum of Modern Art, New York)
  • “Connectivity: Humboldt and the Torrid Zone” by Georgia de Havenon (Exhibition Co-Curator)
  • “Americans in Alexander von Humboldt’s Personal Address Book” by Dr. Ingo Schwarz (Research Coordinator, Alexander von Humboldt Forschungsstelle, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
  • “Humboldt and the American Pictorial Imagination” by Dr. Katherine Manthorne (Professor of Art of the United States, Latin America, and Their Cross-Currents, 1750-1950, The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
  • “Artist-Travelers and the Sciences” by Dr. Pablo Diener (Professor, Department of History, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil)
  • “The Picturesque Atlas: The Landscape Illustrations in Alexander von Humboldt’s Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas” by Dr. Alicia Lubowski-Jahn (Exhibition Co-Curator)
  • “Alexander von Humboldt and his Unity of Nature, an interview with Mark Dion” by Dr. Wenzel Bilger (Program Director, Goethe-Institute New York), Mark Dion (Artist and Co-Director of Mildred’s Lane), and Gabriela Rangel (Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts, Americas Society)
  • “Field Station Honda: Mark Dion in Colombia” by José Roca (Artistic Director, FLORA ars+natura, Bogotá)

Learn more about the exhibition.

Complete with plates section, exhibition checklist, map of Alexander von Humboldt’s expeditions to the Americas, timeline of Alexander von Humboldt, and bibliography.

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Kerber Verlag/Americas Society