> From: Valerie Storfer
> Reply To: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration-
> Sent: Thursday, November 18, 1999 11:01 PM
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> Subject: "700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration" - Show
> Greater NY GNSI Chapter & interested others:
> There is a wonderful show of scientific illustration at the Main
> of the New York Public Library culled from NYPL's amazing rare book
> collection. Not to be missed-- features William Harvey (1st treatise on
> circulation of blood), Copernicus, Robert Hooke's Micrographia, Audobon,
> Edward Lear ("first illustrated work of ornithology devoted to a single
> family of birds", Psittacidae), Vesalius and tons more.
> There are three other related shows at the same branch (which I
> yet seen, so can't comment on these):
I can vouch for the Berenice Abbot show. While she is better known for her
images of New York and Paris in the 20's, she did an impressive series of
photographs of scientific studies--primarily physics from what I've seen.
I'm going to try to get down there before it closes in January, if anyone
wants to rendez-vous.
> Sight/Insight: Visual Commentaries on the Physical World, Contemporary
> artists. 9/18/99-1/8/00.
> Berenice Abbot: Science Photographs, 10/2/99-1/8/00.
> Drawings by Charles Addams: Adventures in Science and Exploration,
> The Library is free
> 42nd St & 5th Ave, NYC
> 212 592 7000
> M, Th-Sat 10-6
> T,W 11-7:30, Closed Sun
> Docent tours daily (1 - 1 1/4 hr long) 12:30 & 2:30