Robert Hooke’s Micrographia (1665): Art and Science in the Early Royal Society

SACHIKO KUSUKAWA: Robert Hooke’s Micrographia (1665): Art and Science in the Early Royal Society.
One of the earliest publications licensed by the Royal Society (founded in 1660) was Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, well-known for its spectacular images of his microscopic observations. This lecture will focus on how those images were compiled and designed to promote a new vision of the natural world which was unfamiliar, well-ordered and also beautiful. Hooke’s artistic and graphic skills were critical not only in the design of the illustrations, but also in the process of observation that he described in Micrographia.
 
Tea will be served from 17.00; the lecture starts at 17.30.
Dates: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 17:30
Location: 
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE