Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 December 2014

528 Pages | 57 b/w illustrations, 16pp colour plates

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198717874

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Visual Cultures in Science and Technology

A Comparative History

Klaus Hentschel

  • First effort at a historiographic synthesis of decades worth of micro-studies on visual science cultures
  • Comparative approach - discerns recurrent patterns of emergence, development, change and transfer
  • In-depth discussion of selected examples provides deep insight into scientific, technical and medical practices from the early-modern period to the late 20th century
  • Profusely illustrated with examples of all kinds of visual representations in science, technology and medicine, ranging from technical drawings to graphs, early MRI images and PET