Display of Instruments on Seventeenth-Century Astronomical Frontispieces
2014 (English)In: / [ed] Ackermann, S.; Kremer, R. L.; Miniati, M., Brill Academic Publishers, 2014, 199-215 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This essay explores how the illustrations in seventeenth-century astronomical books address consumption. It asks how instruments are displayed on frontispieces and illustrated title pages. Illustrations on the first pages of the book, when there are any, advertise the content. This was where the producers of the book could communicate to the user why it should be bought, read, and further used. I am particularly interested in the kinds of settings in which the instruments are displayed, in the human actions to which they are connected, and in how these images are referred to in the text, particularly as concerns consumption.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. 199-215 p.
, History of Science and Medicine Library, ISSN 1872-0684 ; 46
Frontespis, vetenskapligt instrument
History History of Technology Visual Arts
Research subject Art History
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111377ISI: 000347530600013ISBN: 978-90-04-26440-3ISBN: 978-90-04-26439-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-111377DiVA: diva2:775456
29th Symposium of the Scientific-Instrument-Commission (SIC) of the International-Union-for-History-and-Philosophy-of-Science (IUHPS), Florence, Italy, October 04-09, 2010