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Author Leer, Kees van der.

Title Huygens and Hofwijck : The Inventive World of Constantijn and Christiaan Huygens.

Publication Info. Charlotte : Amsterdam University Press, 2022.

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Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
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Contents Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Ithaka Prize -- I Constantijn Huygens in The Haguea courtier in the capital -- 1596-1687 -- II Constantijn Huygens and Hofwijcka courtier as a landscape architect -- 1639-1687 -- III Christiaan HuygensAn inventive scientist at Hofwijck -- 1687-1695 -- IV Hofwijck's heirscare and neglect -- 1695-1750 -- V Hofwijck in alien handsdivision and impending demolition -- 1750-1913 -- VII The restoration of house and garden from 1914 onwardsa long way up -- 1914-2000 -- VIII The restored garden around 2005a successful reconstruction -- 2000-2016
Map of theNetherlands in theseventeenth century -- Genealogical table -- Literature -- Notes -- Origin of images -- Index of personal names -- The authors -- Colophon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Constantijn Huygens was a poet, composer and connoisseur of art and the classics. He was also secretary and confidant to three princes of Orange for 62 years. Hofwijck was also the place where Constantijn's son Christiaan spent a significant part of his life. Christiaan Huygens was a member of the Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge and became one of the greatest inventors and scientists. At the end of his life, at Hofwijck, he wrote Cosmotheoros, his magnum opus on the universe. At Huygens's Hofwijck we look at the seventeenth century through the eyes of these two versatile men. With Constantijn and Christiaan, the story is about literature, art, music, politics, the House of Orange, science and life at a seventeenth-century country estate.
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Subject Huygens, Constantijn, 1596-1687.
Huygens, Constantijn, 1596-1687.
Huygens, Christiaan, 1629-1695.
Huygens, Christiaan, 1629-1695.
Hofwijck (Voorburg, Netherlands) -- History.
Hofwijck (Voorburg, Netherlands)
Historic buildings -- Netherlands -- Voorburg.
Historic buildings.
Netherlands -- Voorburg.
Country homes -- Netherlands -- Voorburg.
Country homes.
Country homes in literature.
Country homes in literature.
Netherlands -- History.
Indexed Term estate history, garden history, seventeenth century, Christiaan Huygens, scientist.
Genre/Form History.
Added Author Boers, Henk.
Other Form: Print version: van der Leer, Kees Huygens and Hofwijck Charlotte : Amsterdam University Press,c2022
ISBN 9048557321
9789048557325 (electronic book)
Standard No. 10.1515/9789048557325