Let’s Celebrate: Mexican Pulp Art!!
From The Book of Trees, Manuel Lima’s spectacular 800-year history of visualizing science, religion, and knowledge in symbolic diagrams:
"Genealogical distribution of the arts and sciences" by Chrétien Frederic Guillaume Roth from Encyclopédie (1780)
A remarkable tree featured as a foldout frontispiece in a later 1780 edition of the French Encyclopédie by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert, first published in 1751. The book was a bastion of the French Enlightenment and one of the largest encyclopedias produced at that time. This tree depicts the genealogical structure of knowledge, with its tree prominent branches following the classification set forth by Francis Bacon in ‘The Advancement of Learning’ in 1605: memory and history (left), reason and philosophy (center), and imagination and poetry (right). The tree bears fruit in the form of roundels of varying sizes, representing the domains of science known to man and featured in the encyclopedia.
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A page I made few months ago for a Brazilian fanzine.
I don’t know if it’s gonna be available someday and
if you’ll be able to purchase it on the internet…