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18.06.2019 A Bogotian Exhibition Celebrates Humboldtian Curiosity – Serge Plantureux
Hermann Biow (1804-1850). Daguerreian portrait of Alexander von Humboldt, 1847, Museum für Kunst and Gewerbe, Hamburg (Wilhelm Weimar’s collection). François Arago contacted two scientists in 1838 to evaluate together the accuracy of a new invention, photography: Alexander von Humboldt and Jean-Baptiste Biot. Twentieth century scholars characterized Humboldtian science as “synthetic, empirical, quantitative and impossible to fit … Continuer la lecture de « 18.06.2019 A Bogotian Exhibition Celebrates Humboldtian Curiosity »