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Knowledge, visualization of
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1. Introduction

The enterprise of acquiring scientific knowledge by investigating and determining structures and patterns underlying the natural world (Nature) during the early modern period developed various strategies for making visible patterns that are often difficult or impossible to see in everyday life. Such strategies might include pictorial representation (drawing, watercolors, oil paintings), sculpture (wooden or wax mo…

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Kusukawa, Sachiko, “Knowledge, visualization of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030531>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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