Picturing Science
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Picturing Science And Engineering

Published by: The MIT Press (2018)

As we create ever more sophisticated tools to explore the micro and macro universe, it’s easy to become detached from agape understanding and appreciation of what we can’t see, feel and sense.  Felice Frankel’s work brings those worlds within reach so that we can appreciate not only the technical marvels but also the enormous beauty and infinite variety of creation, both natural and manmade. — Yo-Yo Ma

I’m pretty sure there has never been an instructional manual more gorgeous than this one, nor more captivating to people (like me) who have no practical need for its instructions. Useful, enlightening, magnificent: what more could anyone want? — Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland and host of public radio’s Studio 360

“Frankel is a pioneer in the communication of modern science through photography. With this wonderful book, she presents an object of art as much as an instructive document. Each page is rich in visual aesthetics—but unlike most other works of art, here the artist tells her secrets.” — Phillip Sharp, Nobel Laureate 

Too often, innovations emerging from within the laboratory go unrecognized. With the clarity of an expert and the passion of a true aficionado, Frankel once again proves to be crucial in bridging scientific discovery and public consciousness. — Paulo Antonelli, Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture & Design as well as the Director of R&D at The Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Felice Frankel shows us how to create photographic images that make complex things appear simple. No matter if she uses a camera or a scanner, a wide angle or a microscope she advocates clarity and achieves beauty. She works to delight. — Stefan Sagmeister, designer

The clearest way into science is (through) wonderment. In “Picturing” Frankel transforms the noun into the verb by curating a stellar cabinet of scientific curiosities. For the first time, learning how to picture and picturing how to learn to unite to enable, empower, inspire and enlighten all sentient beings. — Neri Oxman, architect, designer, and professor at the MIT Media Lab

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