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The visualization above is fully zoomable to the resolution limit of 24685 x 14173 pixel. Use the mouse click/shift-click to zoom in and out as well as click-and-drag to pan. Please be patient while the full resolution continues to load. The enclosed poster file is optimized for a print size of 2.09 x 1.20 meters (i.e. circa 48 x 83 inch) at 300dpi, for a Nolli-like experience in the office and elsewhere.

The Social Network of Roman Baroque according to ZUCCARO / Lineamenta & ArsRoma
Family relationships, business contacts as well as weak and strong personal ties of both male and female actors

References: The present visualization maps relationships between persons in ZUCCARO – An Information System for the Humanities (cf. Georg Schelbert, Martin Raspe: Information Technology 7/2009 51,4 207-215 doi: 10.1524/itit.2009.0543, URL:; in particular above all from the two projects Lineamenta – A Research Database for Architectural Drawings (Elisabeth Kieven, Martin Raspe, Georg Schelbert, Hermann Schlimme, Susanne Meyer, Karolina Zgraja et al., info-URL:, and ArsRoma – Art Historic Research Database in Painting in Rome 1580−1630 (Sybille Ebert-Schifferer, Verena Gebhardt, Regine Deckers et al., info-URL:

Acknowledgements: Special thanks for motivation and source data provision go to Georg Schelbert, Martin Raspe, und Karolina Zgraja.

Note: Node size in the visualization correlates with the existing amount of information regarding each person, based on ZUCCARO records. Link opacity indicates link strength. Arrow heads of directed links generally point upwards, from appentrice to teacher, grandchild to grandfather, contractee to contractor, etc.

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fec. et inc. Dr. Maximilian Schich, DFG Visiting Research Scientist, BarabásiLab, Boston

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