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Institute of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and LiteratureTanja Kleinwächter

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Tanja Kleinwächter

Room: H 2522 (Mezzanine)

Phone number: +49 (0) 30 314-26970



Tanja Kleinwächter is currently a research fellow (predoc) at Technische Universität, department of History of Science. She is interested in the systematization of colours in 18th and early 19th century Europe.

  • The early colour print and the trichromatic idea
  • The natural systems of colours by Ignaz Schiffermüller and Moses Harris at the intersection of natural history, painting, and colour theory
  • The connections between theoretical and commercial colour interests, in particular August Ludewig Pfannenschmid
  • Colour diagramms: forms, concepts, and usage

Her part of the research project The order of colours. Colour systems and colour reference tables in 18th and early 19th century Europe (German Research Foundation) focusses on colour systems.

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