January 1, 2011
I am too spring a chicken to remember the original Time-Life Science books but having made a trip to the British Library to check them out for myself I now consider myself up-to-scratch. The Time-Life series was a series of hardbound books published in the 60s on 26 areas of natural science intended for the lay-reader and would fit in fairly comfortably on today’s popular science shelves in Waterstones (and also on my own library shelves. When I have a library. When I’m big).
Dan Funderburgh‘s recent series of sci-art wallpapers were inspired by these iconic Time-life books, a collection he calls a “repudiation of the fabricated schism between art and decoration”. Amen Funderburgh, we too repudiate that schism.
“The work is a recognition of the art of knowledge and of the poetry of things we do not and can not know”. Funderburgh
All images courtesy of Dan Funderburgh. See more on Flickr.
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