The Where, the Why and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

Author(s): Matt Lamothe & Julia Rotman & Jenny Volvovski & David Macaulay


Explore the wonders of science through the eyes of artists. A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions. From how we got here to where we are going, mysteries of the universe are explained in essays by real working scientist, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like. The result is a whimsical celebration of the wonder that inspires every new discovery, and a breathtaking tour of new work by contemporary visionaries, that will pique your curiosity and make you marvel at the power of both science and art.


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"This highly browsable volume puts a new lens to the long-time relationship between art and science.... Each entry admirably articulates a complex topic in concise and engaging ways.... Volvovski, Rothman, and Lamothe offer a stunning collection that reimagines scientific wonder and that is an eloquent argument for slow living in an age of immediate access." -- Science

Also is an award-winning design firm headed by Matt Lamothe, Julia Rothman and Jenny Volvovski. They are the authors of The Exquisite Book and the designers and illustrators behind Design Sponge At Home.

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose illustrated books about science, history and technology are hugely popular and have been translated into a dozen languages.

General Fields

  • : 9781452108223
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : Chronicle Books Llc
  • : May 2012
  • : 279mm X 203mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matt Lamothe & Julia Rotman & Jenny Volvovski & David Macaulay
  • : Hardback
  • : 912
  • : English
  • : 500
  • : 168
  • : col. Illustrations