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Technical drawing
(2,120 words)

1. Development and contextualization

Early modern technical drawing used a variety of forms to visualize technical objects for reflection, communication, and archiving. Its history as well as its formal and functional characteristics are closely associated with architectural drawing, since the occupational fields of architects and engineers diverged only gradually over the course of the early modern period. 

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Popplow, Marcus, “Technical drawing”, 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 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028700>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20220831



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