To Promote, To Learn, To Teach, To Please: Scientific Images in Early Modern Books
Illustrates how images in early modern European books of science (1500-1750) were shaped not only by the needs of scientific communication but also by economic, social, and cultural considerations. Representative examples examine physical evidence both in the images themselves and in the books they illustrated.
Houghton Library · Cambridge, MA
The room, its programs, and its exhibitions are supported by the generosity of the Edison and Newman families (Bernard A. Edison AB 1949, MBA 1951; Julian I. Edison AB 1951, MBA 1953; Andrew E. Newman AB 1966, MBA 1968). Located on the first floor of Houghton Library, this room serves as a location for a variety of public programs.