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Mapping the SpectrumTechniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching$
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Prof. Dr. Klaus Hentschel

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198509530

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.001.0001

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Mapping the Spectrum

Klaus Hentschel

Oxford University Press

Starting with the older techniques of copper engraving and etching, this chapter examines the radical impact of new techniques such as lithography, color lithography on up to six different stones. Woodcuts and other more schematic and symbolic techniques of recording spectra as well as the art of spectrum portraiture practiced by specialized draughtsmen are documented.

Keywords:   engraving, etching, lithography, color lithography, woodcuts, spectrum portraiture, draughtsmen

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