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T R A V E L

Artist: Maryann Riker

Scientific American, September 1956
Binders board, book cloth, cardstock, mirrors, plastic, paper

T R A V E L is a Turkish map fold structure that stands independently so that the viewer can see two distinct layers of images of the heavens. The first layer is comprised of images from NASA's Hubble telescope which hovers above images of 16th century celestial/astrological maps by Andreas Celarius. The one collapsible leg has an acrostic poem entitled T R A V E L by poet, Nancy Scott of Easton, PA. This book demonstrates the history and cosmology of the heavens through the artistic and scientific eye of humanity.