I received two books last week that came bundled with white, cotton string from my brilliant photographer friend, billy phelps. The modest cover couldn’t have prepared me for what lay inside—page after page of beautifully illustrated scientific drawings. The drawings explain the mechanics of nature, science and life in such fantastic detail and with skillful perspective. Here are a few of my favorite pages. Inscribed on the inside cover is the address of Ada, San Antonio, Texas. 1944.
fine weather above the raincloud.
the wonderful way the brain works.
the story of the ship from dug-out to liner.
how plants go to sleep at night-time….an x-ray photograph of the little sea-horse.
what happens when we taste things…what happens when we smell a rose.
inside our ear and inside a telephone.