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Klein Bottles

Klein Bottles

Klein Bottles

Klein Bottles

Klein Bottles

Klein Bottles

Klein Bottles

Klein Bottles

A set of Klein Bottles made by Allan Bennett at the Science Museum in London. The museum seems as much one of the history of display as it is of the things that are displayed, and the mathematics gallery is one of the most confused, despite a delicious selection of exhibits. There is therefore a lot of visual confusion surrounding these wonderful didactic models.

 

Usual process to view the stereo images (look back a few posts for suggestions if you are new to the blog).

 

And Happy New Year!

 

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

A few more examples of flattened fossils. as before, the interest is especially in the spines where a few displaced vertebra reveal both the elevation and the section. The flatness is a little like a low relief (see the friezes a few posts back) that exist between the drawing and the object.

From the Natural History Museum in London

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Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

Oxford University Museum

A few days ago I posted some stereo images of the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. It sits at the back of the University Museum, shown here. The building was by Deane and Woodward and the columns that surround the ground and first floor corridors that overlook the main glazed quadrangle exhibit geological samples (of rock) from around the British Isles and Ireland. The column capitals are carved, on the ground floor as flora and on the first floor as fauna (by O’Shea and Whelan), so the columns and their attendant capitals and bases (which reveal the name of the type of rock on the corridor side but only a number on the quadrangle side) are both the fabric of the building and exhibits.

HL23

HL23

HL23

HL23

HL23

HL23

Some stereo views of Neil Denari’s apartment building on W 23rd St. in New York, taken from the High Line. These are from over a year ago, so to see up-to-date (but 2D) images go to http://www.nmda-inc.com/HL23-2011.

Use the usual process to resolve the 3D images or try Jason Robbins’ technique where you place your nose at the join of the images and move your head away until the images are in focus – he swears it works.

Really good to see NMDA building full buildings – looking forward to more.

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

Written Instructions

A few more examples of written instructions on how to use ‘planes, this time found on a very elegant trainer used by astronauts to keep their flying hours up.