The nineteenth century has witnessed the unprecedented development of classical physics, the multifarious use of physics and chemistry in industry, the rise of evolutionary theories in biology and geology, and a number of groundbreaking developments. Though most of these trends continued into the twentieth century, the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics transformed radically the classical view of physics and research in the life sciences revealed a number of astonishing results. Furthermore, during the second half of the twentieth century, “Big Science” has come to characterize the dramatic institutional metamorphoses of science. Historians and sociologists of science, in ever increasing numbers, have been offering many new and insightful accounts into the sciences of these two centuries while at the same time, a number of historical and historiographic issues have been the subject of lively discussions among them. Aiming at contributing to this growing scholarly interest, Brill Publishers have decided to start a peer-reviewed series in the History of Modern Science with emphasis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

History of Modern Science was initially published as a subseries of History of Science and Medicine Library; 1 volume appeared as part of that subseries.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Stefan Einarson or to one of the series editors: Massimiliano Badino, University of Verona, Alexander Blum, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin or Jürgen Renn, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
For information on how to submit a book proposal, please consult the Brill Author Guide.
Zur Frage der Bildlichkeit in der Baukunst
Series:  Eikones
Zwei aktuelle Entwicklungen fordern die Architekturgeschichte dazu heraus, das Verhältnis von Bild und Bau zu überdenken: das verstärkte bildwissenschaftliche Interesse der Kunstwissenschaft und das Aufkommen eines Typs von Architektur, der versuchsweise als »iconic building« umschrieben worden ist.
Die Metapher vom »Auge der Architektur« spielt auf jene Momente an, in denen ein Bau aufgrund seiner bildlichen Qualität uns solcherart -anzusprechen- oder -anzublicken- scheint, dass wir ihn in gänzlich neuer Weise wahrnehmen.