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Chladni Figures (1787)

Wonderful diagrams of nodal lines formed by vibrating plates, found in a late 18th-century work by German physicist and musician Ernst Chladni….more

The Steps of Life

Selection of images illustrating on the idea that one’s life can be thought of as divisible into distinct stages….more

The American Woods

a selection of pages from Romeyn Beck Hough’s epic fourteen volume work The American Woods, a collection of more than 1000 paper-thin wood samples representing more…more

Views of the Tesseract (1904)

A series of images from Charles Howard Hinton’s The Fourth Dimension (1904), a book all about the “tesseract” – a four-dimensional analog of the cube, the t…more