Linda Hall Library
Thursday, February 23, 2023 6:30 pm EST
This program will be presented virtually via Zoom webinar.
Visual evidence and illustrations are among the most compelling parts of early modern scientific books. Illustrations facilitate deeper understanding of complex concepts and ideas, and also surprise the viewer in interesting ways. Using four books (by Otto Brunfels 1530, Leonhart Fuchs 1542, Andreas Vesalius 1543 and Robert Hooke 1665) from the Library’s collection, join scholar Sachiko Kusukawa and Jason W. Dean on a thoughtful discussion about the purposes, uses, and perceptions of images and illustrations in early modern science and printing.