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Science  11 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5677, pp. 1600-1601
DOI: 10.1126/science.1097383

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The Body of the Artisan Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution. by Pamela H. Smith. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2004. 377 pp. $35, £24.50. ISBN 0-226-76399-4.

Smith explores the synergy among art, craft, and science in the 16th and early 17th centuries to build an argument that in its early stages modern science owed much to the skills and knowledge of artisans and artists.