Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals the Universe

Year: 2019
Format: Hardcover
Size: 8.3 x 10 inches
Pages: 224

Copublished by Aperture Foundation and University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Design assistance: Alex Reyes and Rachael Baker
Seeing Science brings a wide range of materials together, examining photography’s role in the way we visualize science and how it is used for building knowledge. Marvin Heiferman focuses on the cultural conditions that have helped to shape this over the years and reveals a spectrum of approaches across the seventy chapters, with subjects including art, technology, history, and ethics—to name a few. 
The design references vintage textbooks and the schematic approach of Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn’s 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual. Neue Haas Grotesque was used to align with this time period and gives the typographic treatment a neutral quality, pairing well with the wide variety of content within the publication.