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Skin colour

Mechthild Fend

in Fleshing Out Surfaces: Skin in French Art and Medicine, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719087967
eISBN:
9781526120724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087967.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter shows that the notion of skin colour emerged only gradually since the sixteenth century and became a prominent marker of race in conjunction with the development of racial anthropology ... More


The Modern City Streets

Benjamin Fraser

in Visible Cities, Global Comics: Urban Images and Spatial Form

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825032
eISBN:
9781496825025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825032.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the way in which early comics established a legacy emphasizing urban street life. It begins by detailing the connection of comics with urban environments, themes and circulation ... More


The Nosology of Cutaneous Diseases

Domenico Bertoloni Meli

in Visualizing Disease: The Art and History of Pathological Illustrations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226110295
eISBN:
9780226463636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226463636.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although strictly speaking skin diseases do not belong to pathological anatomy, they played an important role in its development. The work by Robert Willan and his follower Thomas Bateman opened a ... More


Recurrent color taxonomies

Hentschel Klaus

in Visual Cultures in Science and Technology: A Comparative History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198717874
eISBN:
9780191787546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717874.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter starts by considering how, until recently, color illustration and reproduction were exorbitantly expensive and therefore relatively rare, with hand-coloring of drawings or printed ... More


Revealing Replicas

in Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534312
eISBN:
9780226534329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534329.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Many illustrators developed clean, book-friendly replicas by transcribing the map's key elements at a smaller, more manageable scale and adding labels describing its larger blocks of text. Full-size, ... More


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