Envisioning Science

The Design and Craft of the Science Image

The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002.

Eric S. Lander, Founding Director, The Broad Institute: “Most people think of science as abstract and numerical. In fact, science is a surprisingly visual endeavor: both data and theory are often driven by pictures and images. Felice Frankel’s work conveys the tremendous beauty and excitement of science–letting the layperson share in the wonder of studying the natural world.”

Scientific American: “…a stunning array that will communicate with any reader. Open the book at random, and your eye will be dazzled: a three-centimeter drop of ferrofluid, gold on gold (one-centimeter patterned chips on a gold wafer), or a flowerlike yeast colony illuminated by daylight from a window.”

Phillip A. Sharp, Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1993): “Felice Frankel has produced a remarkable book about marrying pictorial art with science and engineering. The figures are a delight to the eye and stimulation to the brain. What’s more, she explains how you can create your own.”

Nature: “ a beautifully designed array of arresting images.”

Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1981): “There’s no way to describe this book other than as a true teacher’s gift – a master photographer of the art of science teaches her craft, with patience, graphic detail, and feeling to all of us who need to visualize and represent this world.”

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