Insights from Illustrators: the Rhetorical Invention of Paleontology Representations
This study focuses on the intersection of visual rhetoric with rhetoric of science by examining the rhetorical context in which natural science illustrators operate as they represent paleontology. Field methods were employed to study the rhetorical context in which paleontology becomes represented through art; this article reports the findings from the field study and contextualizes the study in rhetorical theories of invention and a discussion of social versus scientific facts. The research highlights some differences between what experts know and what public audiences perceive, offering insight into why those differences exist.
Northcut, Kathryn. "Insights from Illustrators: the Rhetorical Invention of Paleontology Representations." Technical Communication Quarterly (2011).
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2011.578236
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