Engraving Accuracy in Early Modern England : : Visual Communication and the Royal Society / / Meghan Doherty.
The book traces major concepts including: the creation of the visual effects of accuracy through careful action and training; the development of visual judgment and connoisseurship; the role of a network in the production of knowledge; balancing readers’ expectations with representational convention...
|Superior document:||Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Amsterdam University Press Complete eBook-Package 2022|
|Place / Publishing House:||Amsterdam : : Amsterdam University Press, ,  |
|Year of Publication:||2022|
|Series:||Scientiae Studies ;
|Physical Description:||1 online resource (244 p.)|
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|Other title:||Frontmatter --|
Table of Contents --
1. “Innocent Witch-craft of Lights”: Developing Visual Judgment through Printed Books --
2. “A New Visible World”: Developing a Visual Vocabulary for the Microscopic --
3. “Nearly Resembling the Live Birds”: Collecting and Collating for the Reformation of Natural History --
4. “These Rude Collections”: Accumulating Observations and Experiments --
|Summary:||The book traces major concepts including: the creation of the visual effects of accuracy through careful action and training; the development of visual judgment and connoisseurship; the role of a network in the production of knowledge; balancing readers’ expectations with representational conventions; and the effects of acts of collecting on the creation and circulation of knowledge. On the one hand, this study uncovers that approaches to knowledge production were different in the seventeenth century, as compared with in the twenty-first century. On the other, it reveals how the early modern struggle to sort through an overwhelming quantity of visual information - brought on by major changes in image production and circulation - resonates with our own.|
|Format:||Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.|
|Statement of Responsibility:||Meghan Doherty.|