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Ein rechtes Sonntagskind in Einfallen: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg zum 200 Todestag / Broel E ; Cepl G ; Fischer J ; Jaschke G ; Keyenburg HJ ; Riha K ; Riha-Spengler I ; Schauffelen KB ; Rhen HS ; Schullner T ; Ulrichs T ; Wiegand S., 1999

Identifier: CC-40226-42197

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Scope and Contents

This exhibition was dedicated to the 200 year memory of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg who was born in 1742 and died in 1799. He attended High School in Darmstadt and studied mathematics and natural sciences in Goettingen from 1763-1766. In 1770, he became an extraordinary professor of experimental physics. Lichtenberg was known for his spirit-rich aphorisms and scientific papers. These aphorisms include among others. 1) A half new invention with a completely new name. 2) Exceptions are not always confirmation of the old rule; they can be also the harbingers of a new rule. 3) It is strange that only extraordinary humans make the discoveries, which seem after so easy and simple; this presupposes that for the simplest project, conditions of the things to notice require very deep knowledge. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1999



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (100 pages)) : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 x 20.1 x .9 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Dusseldorf, Germany : Kultur Bahnhof Eller. General: Added by: MARVIN; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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