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Gender and self-fashioning at the intersection of art and science : Agnes Block, botany, and networks in the Dutch 17th century

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At once collector, botanist, reader, artist, and patron, Agnes Block is best described as a cultural producer. A member of an influential network in her lifetime, today she remains a largely obscure figure. The socioeconomic and political barriers faced by early modern women, together with a male-dominated tradition in art history, have meant that too few stories of women's roles in the creation, production, and consumption of art have reached us. This book seeks to write Block and her contributions into the art and cultural history of the seventeenth-century Netherlands, highlighting the need for and advantages of a multifaceted approach to research on early modern women. Examining Block's achievements, relationships, and objects reveals a woman who was independent, knowledgeable, self-aware, and not above self-promotion. Though her gender brought few opportunities and many barriers, Agnes Block succeeded in fashioning herself as Flora Batava, a liefhebber at the intersection of art and science.

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Powell-Warren, Catherine. Gender and Self-Fashioning at the Intersection of Art and Science : Agnes Block, Botany, and Networks in the Dutch 17th Century. Vol. 1, Amsterdam University Press, 2023, doi:10.1017/9789048557677.
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Powell-Warren, C. (2023). Gender and self-fashioning at the intersection of art and science : Agnes Block, botany, and networks in the Dutch 17th century (Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1017/9789048557677
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Powell-Warren, Catherine. 2023. Gender and Self-Fashioning at the Intersection of Art and Science : Agnes Block, Botany, and Networks in the Dutch 17th Century. Vol. 1. Amsterdam University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9789048557677.
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Powell-Warren, Catherine. 2023. Gender and Self-Fashioning at the Intersection of Art and Science : Agnes Block, Botany, and Networks in the Dutch 17th Century. Vol. 1. Amsterdam University Press. doi:10.1017/9789048557677.
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Powell-Warren C. Gender and self-fashioning at the intersection of art and science : Agnes Block, botany, and networks in the Dutch 17th century. Vol. 1. Amsterdam University Press; 2023. 302 p.
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C. Powell-Warren, Gender and self-fashioning at the intersection of art and science : Agnes Block, botany, and networks in the Dutch 17th century, vol. 1. Amsterdam University Press, 2023.
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