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Forschung im Fokus

Forschung im Fokus

Forschung im Fokus

ETH-Bibliothek, Zürich

Monika Burri, Zürich

Hi - Visuelle Gestaltung, Megi Zumstein & Claudio Barandun, Luzern

DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg, Altenburg

Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess AG, Zürich


The third volume in the ‘Bilderwelten' series published by the ETH-Bibliothek in Zurich presents historic scientific photography from the fields of botany, glaciology, geology and meteorology since the end of the nineteenth century. An introductory essay with reference images is followed by the plates section, with over 150 photographs on coated paper. They are typically placed in a large format on a single page or on a double-page spread. The white margin varies depending on the format, but always leaves sufficient space for explanatory captions. The design is for the most part restrained, yet appropriate for presenting the imagery in an ideal manner. Thanks to careful photo selection, good sequencing and numerous surprising combinations, the result is a spectacular insight into a diverse pictorial world that ranges from microscopic to telescopic images.


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