A LITTLE ABOUT SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION
"Scientific illustration reflects the findings of science and technology. Scientific illustrations take the viewer to the often unobservable – from molecules and viruses to the universe, from depiction of the internal anatomy of arthropods or plants, to geologic cross sections and reconstruction of extinct life forms. Shapes, anatomy, details, processes and concepts that cannot be convey with words, nor with photographs, form the essence of this discipline”. (Adapted from the Guild Handbook of Science Illustration, 1989, 2003).
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