NYPL Point: E.L. Trouvelot's Astronomical Drawings NYPL Point: E.L. Trouvelot's Astronomical Drawings

NYPL Point: E.L. Trouvelot's Astronomical Drawings

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Publisher Description

This edition of Point focuses on the astronomical drawings of Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1827–1895), which are housed in The New York Public Library's Rare Book Division. An artist as well as amateur entomologist and astronomer, Trouvelot produced thousands of scientific illustrations over his lifetime. Charles Scribner’s Sons published 15 of Trouvelot’s drawings of celestial bodies and phenomena in 1881 as The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings Manual. Scribner was able to reproduce the vivid color and detail in each of Trouvelot’s illustrations using chromolithography, an inexpensive method of color printing. The Library has digitized images from that book and included them here, paired with modern-day photography of the same astronomical objects and phenomena captured by NASA and other space agencies. You will also find exclusive videos of NYPL librarians offering their unique perspective and knowledge on Trouvelot: his mind, his background, and his methods. Point Volume 1, Edition 2, E.L. Trouvelot's Astronomical Drawings, was compiled and edited by Laura Rietz.

  • GENRE
    Science & Nature
    RELEASED
    2012
    August 27
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    13
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
    SELLER
    The New York Public Library Multimedia Content
    SIZE
    140.6
    MB

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