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Archimedes
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Draughtsmen, Botanists and Nature:

The Construction of Eighteenth-Century Botanical Illustrations

Authors: Nickelsen, Kärin

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This book is the first in-depth study of eighteenth-century botanical illustrations, and its findings offer a completely new insight into the working practices of the botanists and scientific draughtsmen of this period. The author describes the different production stages of these illustrations, traces their uses by means of the private correspondence of participants and the documentation of the learned societies and academies, and explores their visual language, with particular emphasis placed on the difficult issue of colour. Finally, and for the first time, the author presents a convincing description of how these botanical illustrations developed, ascertaining the criteria that drove this process, which was arrived at through a careful study of the many copying links that the author discovered existed between images of the same species -- a sophisticated strategy that fulfilled the exacting requirements of eighteenth-century scientific botanical illustrations.

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"It is the first thorough study of eighteenth century botanical illustrations. … The book is richly illustrated with well chosen pictures, facilitating the discussion. In all, this is a book that can be warmly recommended to all interested in the history of botany as well as in the pictorial world of Linnaeus’ times." (Gunilla Törnvall, Svenska Linnesällscapets Arsskrift, 2008)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-18

  • The Making of Botanical Illustrations

    Pages 19-70

  • The Content of Botanical Illustrations

    Pages 71-105

  • The Role of Botanical Illustrations

    Pages 107-148

  • Visual Language

    Pages 149-184

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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Softcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Draughtsmen, Botanists and Nature:
Book Subtitle
The Construction of Eighteenth-Century Botanical Illustrations
Authors
Series Title
Archimedes
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4820-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4820-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4819-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7199-6
Series ISSN
1385-0180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 295
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