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History of Books and Printing (Research Guide #31)
The New York Public Library, General Research Division

John De Pol's How to Make a Wood Engraving

Color Printing in the 19th Century
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections Department

What Is a Print?
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

New York Academy of Medicine

LuEsther T. Mertz Library
New York Botanical Garden

Virtual Library for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine

History of Mathematics
Clark University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Eureka! The Archimedes Palimpsest
Walters Art Gallery

Antiqua Medicina: From Homer to Vesalius
University of Virginia Health System, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

The Medieval Medical Bibliography
ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies

Manuscripts: Medieval Studies
Stanford University Libraries

A Romantic Natural History
Department of English, Dickinson College

The Garden, the Ark, the Tower, the Temple: Biblical Metaphors of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe
Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, England

Paracelsus, Five Hundred Years: Three American Exhibits
National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine

Catalog of the Scientific Community in the 16th and 17th Centuries
Rice University, The Galileo Project

Jesuits and the Sciences, 1540-1620
Loyola University, The Science Library

The Correspondence of Athanasius Kircher: The World of a Seventeenth Century Jesuit
Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence, Italy


"Every Man His Own Doctor": Popular Medicine in Early America

UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, History & Special Collections Division

Profiles in Science
National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine

A. Einstein: Image and Impact
American Institute of Physics, Center for History of Physics

Heavens Above: Art and Actuality
The New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business Library


At the New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library

Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018

Seeing Is Believing: 700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration

D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall,
October 23, 1999—February 19, 2000

Approximately 300 illustrated books of astronomy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, medicine, and natural history from The New York Public Library's four research centers, augmented by materials on loan from the New York Academy of Medicine and elsewhere. Examines the materials displayed on three levels: the scientific, by looking at many seminal texts; the illustrative, by focusing on the rich illustrations; and the artistic, by explaining the various techniques and tools used to make these illustrations.


Sight/Insight: Visual Commentaries on the Physical World

Print Gallery (Third floor),
September 18, 1999—January 8, 2000

More than 100 prints, portfolios, and illustrated books by contemporary artists who have drawn inspiration from the
natural and physical sciences. Included are works by Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Frank Moore, Terry Winters,
and Yukinori Yanagi, among others.

Berenice Abbott: Science Photographs

Stokes Gallery (Third floor),
October 2, 1999—January 8, 2000

Forty photographs of scientific phenomena, principles, and equipment, as well as archival materials demonstrating how Abbott pplied her interest in science to her photography.


Drawings by Charles Addams:
Adventures in Science and Exploration

Charles Addams Gallery (Third floor),
September 10, 1999—January 29, 2000 Humorous drawings by Charles Addams depict perilous and bizarre discoveries by scientists and explorers.


At the Science, Industry and Business Library
188 Madison Avenue (at 34th Street)

Heavens Above: Art and Actuality
Healy Hall, December 2000-June 30, 2001
The exhibit and complementary website show the startling similarities between drawings of celestial phenomena by 19th Century artist and amateur astronomer Etienne Leopold Trouvelot and contemporary photographic images taken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Earth from Above: An Aerial Portrait on the Eve of the Year 2000
Healy Hall, October 26, 1999—April 29, 2000
Color photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand portray the marvels of the natural world and man's presence as seen from the air.


At the PaineWebber Art Gallery
1285 Avenue of the Americas (between 51st and 52nd Streets)

Beyond Appearances: Imagery in Science at the Millennium
January 7—March 31, 2000
Approximately 100 contemporary scientific photographs, digital recordings, and other images produced during the last decade of the twentieth century, which capture nature from the subatomic to the cosmic.


In the six Pforzheimer Lectures on Printing and the Book Arts held during fall/winter 1999-2000, scholars Christine Ruggere, Edward Tufte, William B. Ashworth, Jr., Nancy Siraisi, Michio Kaku, and Roger Gaskell explored the history and future of representing scientific and medical concepts. This series has been made possible by a generous grant from The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc.

For more information on public programs at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, call 212.930-0885 or visit the Public Programs site.



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