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2020-04-14Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/21384
The Periodic Tableau
dc.contributor.authorBock von Wülfingen, Bettina
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-13T14:51:37Z
dc.date.available2020-05-13T14:51:37Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-14none
dc.identifier.other10.1111/1600-0498.12248
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/22129
dc.description.abstractWhile symbolic colour use has always played a conspicuous role in science research and education, the use of colour in historic diagrams remains a lacuna in the history of science. Investigating the colour use in diagrams often means uncovering a whole cosmology that is not otherwise explicit in the diagram itself. The periodic table is a salient and iconic example of non‐mimetic colour use in science. Andreas von Antropoff's (1924) rectangular table of recurrent rainbow colours is famous, as are Alcindo Flores Cabral's (1949) application of colour in his round snail form, using the RGB scheme, and Mazurs's (1967) pine tree system, consisting of warm and cold colours that he attributed to specific groups of elements—an attribution that we can relate back to humoralism and alchemy. From the first periodic tables in the 19th century, individual researchers have used different colour regimes. While standardization may play an obvious role in chemistry and its diagrams, all the more impressive is the anarchistic use of colour in the various diagrams which continue to be created. This article focuses on periodic tables in chemical journals and text books, and explores and compares the development of colour codes found in the few existing polychrome diagrams from the 1920s to the 1970s.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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dc.subjectPeriodic tableeng
dc.subjectdiagrameng
dc.subjectcoloureng
dc.subjectcoloreng
dc.subjectimageeng
dc.subjectpaper tooleng
dc.subjecthistory of chemistryeng
dc.subject.ddc001 Wissennone
dc.subject.ddc540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaftennone
dc.titleThe Periodic Tableaunone
dc.typearticle
dc.subtitleForm and Colours in the first 100 yearsnone
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/22129-3
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/21384
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local.edoc.container-titleCentaurusnone
local.edoc.pages44none
local.edoc.anmerkungThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Bock von Wülfingen, B. The periodic tableau: Form and colours in the first 100 years. Centaurus. 2019; 1– 26, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/1600-0498.12248. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionCluster im Rahmen der Exzellenzinitiativenone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
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local.edoc.container-urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/16000498none
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameWileynone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeOxfordnone
local.edoc.container-volume2019none
local.edoc.container-issueSPECIAL ISSUE Editorship and the Editing of Scientific Journals, 1750–1950none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone

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