The Book of Tomorrow, ca. 1884
Described as a tour-de-force of bookmaking and papermaking, the printer Rochas d’Aiglun presented the newest techniques of printing in forty-four separate fascicles, which were compiled and published in 1884. Each fascicle was printed on a different kind of paper, using multiple combinations of color and printing techniques, along with essays on the history of paper, ink, and the use of color in printing.
Read more about the book, which is part of the Graphic Arts Collection at Princeton’s Firestone Library.
Along with eggs, soup and rubber toys, the list of the chicken’s most lasting legacies may eventually include advanced materials, according to researchers from Princeton University and Washington University in St. Louis. The researchers report that the unusual arrangement of cells in a chicken’s eye constitutes the first known biological occurrence of a potentially new state of matter known as “disordered hyperuniformity,” which has been shown to have unique physical properties. Read more.