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Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History

Klaus Hentschel


This book attempts a synthesis. It delves into the rich reservoir of case studies on visual representations in scientific and technological practice that have been accumulated over the past couple of decades by historians, sociologists, and philosophers of science. The main aim is thus located on the meta-level. It adopts an integrative view of recurrently noted general features of visual cultures in science and technology, something hitherto unachieved and believed by many to be a mission impossible. By systematic comparison of numerous case studies, the purview broadens away from myopic micr ... More

Keywords: history of science, technology and medicine, visual cultures, interdisciplinary comparison, thick description, scientific practice, science pedagogy, everyday life, case studies, worldwide, 1500–2000, recurrent patterns, emergence, development and transfer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717874
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Klaus Hentschel, author
History Department, Stuttgart University