The Book of the World
The Book of the World

By Irene Chan
Washington DC: Ch'An Press, 2000. Edition of 100.

1 x 1 x 1"; 8 pages. Miniature accordion book, with text from Dalton's Atomic Theory, 1808, and images from the Science Museum Photo Library, London, England. Housed in a transparent lidded magnifier box.

Irene Chan: "In his 1808 Atomic Theory, the English scientist John Dalton described the world as composed of molecules and atoms much like a book is composed of letters and words. The text is on silver paper and the images are on transparent paper in magnifier boxes. This is a series of 100 miniature books with images of Dalton's elastic fluids drawings that look like the eye."