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The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness
by Emanuele Lugli

Measurement standards shape space, enforce power, and mold elaborate fantasies. Art historian Emanuele Lugli traces our preoccupation with exactitude back to the Middle Ages.

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AUTHOR
Emanuele Lugli
PUBLISHER
University of Chicago Press
PAGES
312
PUBLICATION DATE
May 2019

Emanuele Lugli is an assistant professor of art history at Stanford University. He teaches and writes about late medieval and early modern art, with a particular emphasis on Italian painting, trade, urban culture, and the history of fashion. He is the author of Unità di Misura: Breve Storia del Metro in Italia (Il Mulino, 2014) and The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness (University of Chicago Press, 2019); and the editor, with Joan J. Kee, of To Scale (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).

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