Imaging a Career in Science: The Iconography of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (Uppsala Studies in History of Science, 29)

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Throughout history, the ideas and achievements of many important scientists have been documented not only through intellectual biographies and other texts, but also through a variety of visual forms including buildings, instruments and objects, tombstones, statues, busts, and painted portraits. Berretta (history of science, Universita degli Studi di Bologna) presents this survey of the iconography of Lavoisier to "underline how a more perceptive interpretation of a few significant portraits provides us with an unusually rich perspective that enlightens important aspects of Lavoisier's intellectual background and professional career." Illustrated with b&w photographs and seven color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Marco Beretta is Professor of History of Science at the Faculty of Cultural Heritage at the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Bologna. He has published several books and essays on Lavoisier and on the history of early modern chemistry.

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... takes a perceptive analyst to transform a scholarly collection of images of Lavoisier... into a representation of what Lavoisier wrought... -- From the foreword by Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry, 1981.

This most welcome volume is both a meticulous historical study and a handsome example of fine book production... -- Chemical Heritage

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