Seeing is believing
July 13, 2006 6:55 PM   Subscribe

Seeing is believing : Illustrations were essential in spreading new scientific and medical ideas and it was often the case that new developments in the sciences were accompanied by corresponding developments in illustrative techniques.
posted by dhruva (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
i see it, but i can't believe there's only one link up there... that being said, it does seem pretty interesting, but i do wish there were a bit more explanation/justificaton for the link to go along with it...
posted by ab3 at 7:32 PM on July 13, 2006

I was intrigued by the collection of botanical glass models at Harvard. Not illustration, technically, but service the same purpose.
posted by hattifattener at 7:52 PM on July 13, 2006

hattifattener: see also.
posted by dhruva at 7:58 PM on July 13, 2006

I recently stumbled across these instructional medical posters from 1930's Beirut.
posted by tellurian at 11:54 PM on July 13, 2006

Illustration is a much shunned art these days in print - TV animation has taken over to 'explain the world'.

But I can spent hours enjoying old masters and books.
posted by homodigitalis at 5:27 AM on July 14, 2006

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