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By Helmar Schramm, Ludger Schwarte, Jan Lazardzig

This quantity launches a brand new, eight-volume sequence entitled Theatrum Scientiarum at the historical past of technological know-how and the media which has arisen from the paintings of the Berlin particular study venture on "Performative Cultures" less than the aegis of the Theatre reports division of the loose collage. the quantity examines the function of area within the structure of data within the early glossy age. "Kunstkammern" (art and curiosities cabinets), laboratories and levels arose within the seventeenth century as tools of analysis and illustration. there's, besides the fact that, nonetheless an absence of targeted descriptions of the epistemic contribution made by way of fabric and immaterial house within the functionality of information. accordingly, the authors current a unique view of the stipulations surrounding the construction of those spatial varieties. Account is taken either one of the institutional framework of those areas and their placement in the historical past of principles, the architectural versions and the modular differentiations, and the medical outcomes of specific layout judgements. Manifold paths are among the site of the observer within the representational area of technological know-how and the association in time and area of sight, speech and motion within the canon of ecu theatrical types. not just is an account given of the mutual architectural and highbrow impact of the areas of data and the functionality areas of paintings; also they are analyzed to envision what was once attainable in them and during them. This quantity is the English translation of Kunstkammer, Laboratorium, B?hne (de Gruyter, Berlin, 2003).

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Theatrum Europaeum (Vol. 1, Franckfurt am Mayn, 1635). Frankfurt); on the other hand, the efforts concentrate above all on the systematic improvement of precision in the interrelation of writing, image, and number. This constellation bears fruit both in the recording of urban architecture as well as in the presentation of architectural structures of the army in open country. Further mention is to be given to the description and occasionally also the graphic presentation of comets (fig. 7) which could be seen simultaneously from different places in Europe and also the reference to diverse instruments amongst which the map itself held a prominent position.

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