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The Architecture of Science and the Science of Architecture

Matthew C. Hunter

in Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017297
eISBN:
9780226017327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017327.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how thinking about the “archietonical” powers necessary to experimental-philosophical cognition evolved in and as London’s built environment. I position the plans of Wren, ... More


The Architectural Setting

John Newman

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

By 1600, a period of seventy years had elapsed during which no new university or college building had been erected in the United Kingdom. Of all the Tudor foundations only one, Corpus, had been ... More


Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Matthew C. Hunter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017297
eISBN:
9780226017327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017327.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book offers an unprecedented exploration of the stunning visual strategies and stylized cognitive techniques deployed in the pursuit of knowledge by experimental philosophers associated with the ... More


The first professors

Allan Chapman

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The first part of this chapter describes the foundation of the Savilian Chairs of Geometry and Astronomy and the Sedleian Chair of Natural Philosophy, and describes some early holders of these ... More


Between Observation and Image: Representations of Insects inRobert Hooke’s Micrographia

Janice Neri

in The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667642
eISBN:
9781452946603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667642.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

Robert Hooke is an English scholar who published the historic book Micrographia, a compilation of illustrations of insects, plants, mechanical objects, and astronomical bodies that highlights his ... More


Medicine

Robert G. Frank Jr.

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The embedding of innovative science and medicine into Oxford University's rich physical and institutional fabric was a phenomenon remarked upon by many a visitor from the 1650s to the 1680s. John ... More


Life on the Waterfront

WILLIAM J. ASHWORTH

in Customs and Excise: Trade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259212
eISBN:
9780191717918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on how the Customs House along with the Excise Office, the Bank of England, and the Stock Exchange Building lay at the heart of the state's fiscal success. The London Custom ... More


Conclusion

Matthew C. Hunter

in Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017297
eISBN:
9780226017327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017327.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Robert Hooke’s death in 1703 and Isaac Newton’s assumption of the Presidency of the Royal Society have often been seen as marking a key shift in scientific practice—a rigorous mathematicization of ... More


Conclusion: Architecture, Learning, and Invention

Matthew Walker

in Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198746355
eISBN:
9780191808913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746355.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The Conclusion applies the arguments of the book to a single design: Wren’s western portico of St. Paul’s Cathedral. In the process, the chapter uses Wren’s own method of analysing ancient ... More


The Old Roman Fashion: Architecture and Its Histories

Kelsey Jackson Williams

in The Antiquary: John Aubrey's Historical Scholarship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784296
eISBN:
9780191827808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784296.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Architecture preoccupied Aubrey at several points during the 1670s. First, as he realized he would lose his ancestral Wiltshire home, he drew a series of architectural fantasies recasting that home ... More


Church Building and Architecture

Louis P. Nelson

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II: Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199644636
eISBN:
9780191838941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644636.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Contrary to popular perceptions, the long eighteenth century was a period of significant church building and the architecture of the Church of England in this era played a critical role in religious ... More


Indivisible: The Siamese Sons Go to War

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chang and Eng Bunker, the famous Siamese Twins, make their fortune touring and settle in Mt. Airy, where they marry sisters and become prosperous slaveholders who raise lucrative crops, including ... More


The Scientist-Enabler

Toby Musgrave

in The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300223835
eISBN:
9780300252132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223835.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the most prestigious office Joseph Banks held, which was president of the Royal Society for an unbroken forty-one and a half years from November 1778. It points out that the ... More


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