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160 Seiten, 13 x 22 cm, Broschur
30 s/w Abbildungen, 120 farbige Abbildungen

Englisch

ISBN: 978-3-422-97987-1
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Peter Plaßmeyer

Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon – Masterpieces

Collection at the Zwinger, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

  • Presentation of the collection of the oldest museum in the world
  • A first overview after the reopening in 2013
  • Milestones in the history of science and our civilization

In 1728, Augustus II the Strong erected the "Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments" in the Royal Palace at the Zwinger in Dresden as an independent museum that collected tools and scientific instruments for calculating the altitude of stars or the next solar eclipse, or for aligning cannons. Until today, the Salon houses numerous showpieces from the world-famous collection. It includes terrestrial and celestial globes, fascinating optical, astronomical, and geodesic devices, and historical aids for calculating, drawing, and measuring. The new museum guide takes readers and/or visitors through the large exhibition, which reopened in 2013, documents the sovereigns’ passion for collecting, and shows laypeople and specialists the foundations on which our world of today is based.

 

 

 

Englisch

In 1728, Augustus II the Strong erected the "Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments" in the Royal Palace at the Zwinger in Dresden as an independent museum that collected tools and scientific instruments for calculating the altitude of stars or the next solar eclipse, or for aligning cannons. Until today, the Salon houses numerous showpieces from the world-famous collection. It includes terrestrial and celestial globes, fascinating optical, astronomical, and geodesic devices, and historical aids for calculating, drawing, and measuring. The new museum guide takes readers and/or visitors through the large exhibition, which reopened in 2013, documents the sovereigns’ passion for collecting, and shows laypeople and specialists the foundations on which our world of today is based.