The Power of Images in Early Modern Science by Jochen Büttner, Peter Damerow, Jürgen Renn, Matthias

By Jochen Büttner, Peter Damerow, Jürgen Renn, Matthias Schemmel (auth.), Wolfgang Lefèvre, Jürgen Renn, Urs Schoepflin (eds.)

Wolfgang Lefevre, Jiirgen Renn, and Vrs Schoepflin basic The starting place of this quantity is a workshop held has a deeper, extra advanced constitution which in 1997 in Berlin as a part of a chain of labor­ needs to be assumed if its research is just established retailers prepared within the framework of the on textual content. in truth, the research of the functionality of community on technology and the visible pictures photographs within the early sleek interval exhibits that 1500 - 1800 funded by way of the eu technological know-how they mediated not just among technological know-how and origin and initiated by means of William Shea. its cultural context, but in addition among practi­ in the meantime a range of contributions was once cal wisdom and its theoretical mirrored image completely revised and ready for publica­ in clinical theories. tion including also invited papers The research of pictures hence constitutes an for this booklet. the result's a quantity which very important department of the background of technology we are hoping corresponds to the unique inten­ that at the one hand is conceived of as half tion of the community to give a contribution to a histori­ of a extra common background of tradition and on cal reconstruction of the position of pictures within the the opposite hand as a old epistemology of historical past of technological know-how, nonetheless missed due to wisdom. This publication isn't a scientific and the conventional concentration of the heritage of technology entire account of clinical photos on texts equivalent to a focus on and the early smooth period.

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Galileo. ca. 1590 Ms. Gal. 71 (manuscript De Motu). Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze. ca. 1602-1637 Ms. Gal. 72 (manuscript with notes on motion). Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze. 1638 Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche: intorno a due nuoue scienze attenenti alia mecanica i movimenti locali. Leyden. after 1638 Ms. Gal. 79 (Galileo's hand copy of his Discorsi). Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze. Guidobaldo del Monte ca. 1587-1592 Lat. 10246 (Meditantiunculae Guidi Ubaldi e marchionibus Montis Santae Mariae de rebus mathematicis).

1602-1637 Ms. Gal. 72 (manuscript with notes on motion). Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze. 1638 Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche: intorno a due nuoue scienze attenenti alia mecanica i movimenti locali. Leyden. after 1638 Ms. Gal. 79 (Galileo's hand copy of his Discorsi). Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Firenze. Guidobaldo del Monte ca. 1587-1592 Lat. 10246 (Meditantiunculae Guidi Ubaldi e marchionibus Montis Santae Mariae de rebus mathematicis). Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris. Harriot, T.

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