Sunday, January 10, 2010

Science in Art

I love the chances we encounter in schools and learning to break out of the silos of disciplines, to cross over boundaries, and celebrate knowledge more broadly. Here, science normally bound into its periodic table is unbound from its brilliant factual organizer as it is celebrated in art, specifically in printmaking, graphic, and photographic formats. Thanks, Elly, for sending the artists' periodic table which prompts me to add a couple more on the same topic:

The Periodic Table Printmaking Project: Ninety-seven printmakers of all experience levels, have joined together to produce 118 prints in any medium; woodcut, linocut, monotype, etching, lithograph, silkscreen, or any combination. The end result is a periodic table of elements intended to promote both science and the arts.

The Periodic Table of Comic Books: Click on the element to find pages in comic books where the element was featured and technical information about the element.

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
by Theodore Gray

This amazing book took five years of research and photography to create. Elements are in the order found in the periodic table and are depicted to enhance the visually fascinating apsects.

Great boy-reading material, good for both elementary and secondary school libraries. Chosen by Vancouver TLs shopping at Chapters as "the book every school library should have." Read more reviews here, and be sure to order your copy now.

Find out more about Theodore Gray.

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