AN INCREDIBLY brief history of light

Posted by Gemma on the 6th of April, 2012

A good friday dedication to Patrick Miller.

1: Rose window at St Denis Cathedral (added circa 12th Century CE), demonstrating Lux Nova (the new light).

2: Illustration from Johann Daniel Mylius's alchemical text, the Opus Medico-Chymicum (1618) demonstrating the polarities of the universe.

3: Stereoscopic photograph of the Palace of Electricity at the 1904 St Louis World's Fair.

4: Jan Dibbets, TV as Fireplace, 1968 -69 (image courtesy The Stedelijk Museum)

5: 1 billion stars captured in a single image, created by combining infra-red light images from telescopes in the northern and southern hemispheres.