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Micrographia was written by the English natural philosopher, architect and polymath Robert Hooke (18 July 1635 – 3 March 1703).  Published in September 1665, the book detailed Hooke's observations through various lenses through his microscope, it was the first scientific best-seller, inspiring a wide public interest in the new science of microscopy. Hooke’s book is notable for coining the biological term ‘cell’ to describe the basic unit of life. The box like structure’s Hooke saw reminded him of the structure of Monk’s cells. Also based on his observations of fossils, Hooke was an early proponent of biological evolution. The image is an original ofgraveconcern creation influenced by Hooke’s microscope based upon steampunk anatomy and scientific experiment.


Micrographia. 1665

  • Prints
    Recreation of titlepage with original illustrations. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.

    Small prints on antique style paper, mounted to actual antique salvaged wood,  and hung with twine. 3.5" x 4.5"


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