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Artisanal EnlightenmentScience and the Mechanical Arts in Old Regime France$
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Paola Bertucci

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300227413

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300227413.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

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(p.207) Epilogue
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Artisanal Enlightenment
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Paola Bertucci

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300227413.003.0008

This concluding chapter explains that by focusing on the artiste, the study has uncovered the heterogeneous interests that gravitated around the mechanical arts in the years between the foundation of the Académie des Sciences and the publication of the first volumes of the Encyclopédie. It discusses the mechanical arts as a domain of practical knowledge that the French state regarded as strategic to its commercial and colonial expansion. Practitioners of the mechanical arts who regarded themselves as artistes were eager to inform the decision-making processes of the state in these matters. By bringing artistes to center age, the chapter's broader intention is to highlight the practical, material, discursive, and artifactual contexts within which the categories of improvement, useful knowledge, and progress emerged.

Keywords:   artiste, mechanical arts, practical knowledge, French state, Académie des Sciences, Encyclopédie, improvement, progress

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