Science in Sight
Scientific Photographs from the Image Archive, ETH Bibliothek
Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess
Monika Burri has selected a rich array of images, including astronomical and microphotography, laboratory situations, carefully illuminated experimental installations, and more. In her introductory essay, she investigates the intersection of photography and science as well as the changing role of ETH Zürich’s Photographic Institute. (The institute, whose little-examined archive supplies many of this volume’s previously unpublished images, served ETH Zürich as an independent service and research unit from 1886 until 1979.)
The third volume in Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess’s Pictorial Worlds series, Science in Sight will appeal to anyone interested in the history of photography.