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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura J. Snyder Narrator: Tamara Marston Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781622316571
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The remarkable story of how an artist <#150> Johannes Vermeer <#150> and a scientist <#150> Antoni van Leeuwenhoek <#150> in 17th-century Holland transformed the way we see the world. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Laura Snyder is both a masterly scholar and a powerful storyteller. In Eye of the Beholder, she transports us to the wonder-age of seventeenth-century Holland, as new discoveries in optics were shaping the two great geniuses of Delft—Vermeer and van Leeuwenhoek—and changing the course of art and science forever. A fabulous book.”

    Oliver Sacks, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[An] ingenious, lucid, and revealing look at the lives of two brilliant men who changed our way of seeing the world.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Eye of the Beholder is a thoughtful elaboration of the modern notion of seeing. Laura J. Snyder delves into the seventeenth century fascination with the tools of art and science, and shows how they came together to help us make sense of what is right in front of our eyes.”

    Russell Shorto, author of Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Laura J. Snyder is a Fulbright scholar and the author of The Philosophical Breakfast Club, a Scientific American Notable Book, winner of the 2011 Royal Institution of Australia poll for Favorite Science Book, and an official selection of the TED Book Club. She is also the author of Reforming Philosophy. Snyder writes about science and ideas for the Wall Street Journal. She is a professor at St. John’s University and lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Tamara Marston has been an actor, singer, and director for more than thirty years. A career performer and musician, she has toured nationally with several groups and appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show and A&E’s Goodtime Café. Dividing her time between acting and singing gigs, choral conducting, music and stage directing, jingle and voice-over work, private and public teaching, and family, Tami feels very fortunate to make her living working in the arts.