Article ID: CBB001212329

Spiegelbilder vom Meeresgrund. Leopold Blaschkas marine Aquarien (2013)


Huber, Florian (Author)

Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Volume: 36, no. 2
Issue: 2
Pages: 172-186

Publication Date: 2013
Edition Details: Part of a special issue on aquariums.
Language: German

Reflections from the Ocean Floor. Leopold Blaschka's Marine Aquaria. The paper focuses on the glass models of marine invertebrates by Leopold Blaschka (1822--1895). In the beginning of his career, Blaschka did not produce stand-alone scientific models. Instead, he chose to create marine aquaria, i.e. dry fish tanks filled with artificial sea creatures, to promote and present his glass objects to the public. This concept was clearly inspired by the work of the British naturalist Philip Henry Gosse (1810--1888). By describing the influence of Gosse's work, the paper argues that the aquarium served as a tool to display and organize Blaschka's early models.

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Authors & Contributors
Wessely, Christina
Vennen, Mareike
Krause, David J.
Gould, Stephen Jay
Ross, Frederic R.
Brock, William H.
Archives of Natural History
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation
Natural History
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Princeton Architectural Press
CRC Press
Wallstein Verlag
Marine biology
Invertebrate zoology
Collectors and collecting
Natural history
Gosse, Philip Henry
Darwin, Charles Robert
Gosse, Edmund
Warington, Robert
Agricola, Georgius
Gesner, Konrad
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
16th century
Massachusetts (U.S.)
Great Britain

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