50 Works

Paging Through BnF

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Get an introduction to the Ms. Fr. 640 manuscript with Project Director Pamela H. Smith. Director Tianna Uchacz, 2020. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Consolation VIII: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Consolation X: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons. NB: The last of the ten works,...

Consolation VII: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Consolation VI: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Consolation V: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Consolation IV: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Consolation IX: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Consolation II: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Consolation III: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Consolation I: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom

Anthony J. Elia
"Consolations: Meditations on the Middle Kingdom" is a 10-part work for violin and piano, written as a reflection on a trip to China by the composer, during the summer of 2012. The piece was premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, on October 23, 2012. This is the audio file from that concert and accompanies the sheet music also available in Academic Commons.

Making of the Manuscript

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Project Director Pamela Smith and Lead Paleographer Marc Smith visit the Columbia University Conservation Lab to show MS. French 640 was made. Director Lan Li, 2020. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Making and Knowing (Fake) Coral

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The video shows the process of making imitation coral in the Making and Knowing Lab, following Ms. Fr. 640, fol. 3r, Coral contrefaict (Counterfeit coral). The Making and Knowing Project with Elisabeth Berry-Drago. Distillations, Chemical Heritage Foundation (now Science History Institute), 2014. Public Domain.

Painting in Oil on Taffeta

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This video shows the reconstruction process and results for the two entries about painting in oil on taffeta in Ms. Fr. 640. Sumeyye Yar, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

First Smoke

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Trial one. Gauging the temperature of metal for varnishing. This trial showed that the varnish first began to smoke when the metal started to turn blue. Celine Camps, 2018. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Project Theme: Practical Knowledge

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Pamela Smith discusses some of the insights gained in 2016-17, when the Making and Knowing Project focused on Practical knowledge, including vernacular natural history, practical perspective, optics, mechanics, and medicine. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Skill Building in the Lab Seminars

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Pamela Smith describes a range of skill building exercises that train students in laboratory work, reconstruction, and experiment design in the Making and Knowing Project’s Craft and Science course. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Project Theme: Moldmaking and Metalworking

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Pamela Smith discusses some of the insights gained in the Making and Knowing Project’s first year, 2014-15, when the Project focused on making molds and casting metals, including making sand molds and lifecasting. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Project Theme: Colormaking

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Pamela Smith discusses some of the insights gained in 2015-16, when the Making and Knowing Project focused on making and applying colors. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Powder for Hourglasses

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Pamela Smith discusses one of the entries in Ms. Fr. 640 for hourglass sand on fol. 10r. The students’ reconstruction of this recipe raised intriguing new historical questions. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

More Smoke

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Trial two. Heating the varnished pieces of bloomery steel in a cast iron pan. Compare the amount of vapor coming off the varnished metal in Vid. 2 with that in this video. Notice also the varnish changing color in the process of heating it. Celine Camps, 2018 © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Melting Black Sulfured Wax

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When heated, the cast piece of black sulfured wax melted upwards from the surface in contact with the heating vessel. Whereas the contact surface melted quickly, the relief surface resisted melting. Charles Kang, 2016. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Introduction to the Making and Knowing Project

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This video introduces the Making and Knowing Project and its Lab. Director Lan Li, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA)

Hollow Cast Medals Animation

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This animation shows the process, as we interpreted it, from BnF Ms. Fr. 640, fol. 92r. Rozemarijn Landsman and Jonah Rowen, 2014. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

Heating Parchment

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A rectangular piece of parchment (most likely calf), sourced from the Columbia University Conservation Lab, was held by metal tongs over an electric hotplate. The heat caused the parchment to contort in different directions. Reut Ullman, 2017. © Making and Knowing Project (CC BY-NC-SA).

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