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  Flammarion woodcut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Flammarion Woodcut is an enigmatic woodcut by an unknown artist.
It is referred to as the Flammarion Woodcut because its first documented appearance is in page 163 of Camille Flammarion's L'atmosphère: météorologie populaire (Paris, 1888), a work on meteorology for a general audience.
The woodcut depicts a man peering through the Earth's atmosphere as if it were a curtain to look at the inner workings of the universe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flammarion_woodcut   (191 words)

 Camille Flammarion: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Camille Flammarion (February 26 1842 – June 3 1925) was a French astronomer (astronomer: A physicist who studies astronomy).
The enigmatic "Flammarion Woodcut (Flammarion Woodcut: the flammarion woodcut is an engimatic woodcut by an unknown artist....
Flammarion crater on Mars (Mars: The 4th planet from the sun).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/camille_flammarion   (361 words)

 Flammarion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gabrielle Renaudot Flammarion (1876–1962), French astronomer, wife of Camille Flammarion.
The Flammarion Woodcut by unknown artist; appeared in a book by Camille Flammarion.
Flammarion, a lunar crater named after Camille Flammarion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flammarion   (104 words)

 The Atmosphere: Rare books: Exhibits: MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Flammarion's childhood fascination with astronomy led to a job at the Paris Observatory.
In 1887 Flammarion founded the French Astronomical Society, which aimed to promote an interest in science among members of the general public.
The artist's intention is to contrast the geographical harshness and barren condition of the airless moon with the earth's softer contours and biosphere to illustrate the advantages of having an atmosphere.
libraries.mit.edu /archives/exhibits/rarebooks/lunar-day   (161 words)

 Flat Earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The widely circulated woodcut of a man poking his head through the firmament of a flat Earth to view the mechanics of the spheres, executed in the style of the 16th century cannot be traced to an earlier source than Camille Flammarion's L'Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888, p.
The woodcut illustrates the statement in the text that a medieval missionary claimed that "he reached the horizon where the earth and the heavens met", an anecdote that may be traced back to Voltaire, but not to any known medieval source.
In its original form, the woodcut included a decorative border that places it in the 19th century; in later publications, some claiming that the woodcut did, in fact, date to the 16th century, the border was removed.
lexus.kidsportals.info /Omnipotence_paradox/Flat_Earth   (2836 words)

Flammarion's picture is surrounded by a decorative border, which does not appear to be extrinsic to the woodcut but an original part of it.
Thus Flammarion uses the woodcut to propagandize for the flat earth myth, drawing on an anecdote that so far I have been able to trace only as far back as Voltaire.
There is a rumor* that Flammarion's diaries at the Juvissy Observatory, where he worked, acknowledge that he had the woodcut made.
homepage.mac.com /kvmagruder/flatEarth/source.html   (1159 words)

 A Medieval Celestial Woodcut
In medieval times there was a return to the concept of a flat Earth and a dogmatism about the crystalline celestial spheres, here epitomized in a woodcut showing the machinery responsible for their motion discovered by an inquirer who has broken through the outer sphere of fixed stars.
A famous early 20th century engraving (1911) erroneously thought to be a 17th century woodcut of a Medieval astronomer passing through the sphere of the stars to see the mechanisms of the Ptolemaic universe beyond.
They credit Flammarion, but how they came up with the quest theme from Flammarion is hard to fathom, given Flammarion's use of it in the service of the flat-earth myth.
www.ubiquitorium.com /woodcut2.htm   (1491 words)

 Flammarion Woodcut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Flammarion's Woodcut A portion of this popular graphic forms the frame used on most of the pages in this website.
Woodcut Depicting a Man Exploring the Meeting of the Earth and the Sky from Popular Astronomy.
Flammarion 1888 copy of woodcut, Bettman Archive calls it "Man Looking into Outer Space" The Flammarion Woodcut is an enigmatic woodcut by an...
www.flammarionwoodcut.info   (567 words)

 BibliOdyssey: Flammarion
This MIT site was the original place that sparked my Flammarion interest (see also their Balloon Prints page which I've posted before)
There has been a lot of speculation as to the origin of the large woodcut image above (planets) with middle ages artists being given credit.
But, according to this site (translation) it is now believed that the image was probably either drawn by Flammarion himself or made under his direct orders.
bibliodyssey.blogspot.com /2005/12/flammarion.html   (344 words)

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Camille Flammarion 1888 copy of woodcut, Bettman Archive calls it "Man Looking into Outer Space" The Flammarion Woodcut is an enigmatic woodcut by an unknown artist.
Woodcut of a Man Exploring the Meeting of the Earth and the Sky from Popular Astronomy by Camille Flammarion Image: © Bettmann/CORBIS Date Created: 16th century
Woodcut of a Man Exploring the Meeting of the Earth and the Sky from Popular Astronomy by Camille Flammarion Image: © Stefano Bianchetti/CORBIS Photographer: Stefano Bianchetti Date Created: 16th century
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 Camille Flammarion: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Camille Flammarion (February 26 1842 – June 3 1925) was a French astronomer (A physicist who studies astronomy)
The enigmatic "Flammarion Woodcut (The flammarion woodcut is an engimatic woodcut by an unknown artist....)
Flammarion crater on Mars (The 4th planet from the sun)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /ref/camille_flammarion   (860 words)

 Science and Society Picture Library - Search
Flammarion was a French astronomer and popular science writer.
This woodcut is unlikely to be mediaeval in origin, but was used by Flammarion to illustrate the notion that mediaeval man believed the earth was flat.
The missionary is shown at the point at which the earth and sky join, and he has discovered a hole where, by stooping, he can pass ‘under the roof of the heavens’.
scienceandsociety.co.uk /results.asp?image=10411307&wwwflag=&imagepos=2   (186 words)

 Laputan Logic - The Atmosphere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Alas that turned out to mean a woodcut technique but the interesting thing was that this image was famous enough amongst astronomers for it to be commonly referred to as the "Germanic woodcut".
Without going into all the details, two sets of elements pushed these researchers to realize that the woodcut was definitely more recent than than Zinner estimated and than Flammarion was to be the author for it.
Of course, NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day knew this already, which is why they correctly attributed the image to Flammarion in their turn of the new millennia article dated the 1st of January, 2001.
www.laputanlogic.com /articles/2005/04/14-0040-1675.html   (828 words)

 The Millennial Moment of Truth -- As the clock turns, prophecies, visions, and phantasms fill the air
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," a woodcut by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).
These run the gamut from a fanciful 15th century block book (with text and colorful cartoon-like illustrations carved on a single block of wood) to the famous woodcut Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Albrecht Dürer.
Of special interest is an 1898 edition of Wells’ The War of the Worlds with a sketch by the author on the flyleaf depicting a hapless Earthman running in terror from a Martian monster.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1999/12.16/millenium.html   (908 words)

 William Dailey Rare Books, Ltd. - Psychoactive Drugs
Original wrappers printed in red and fl, with a small pseudo-Grecian woodcut on front cover of a woman holding a (cannabis?) plant.
Founded in 1970 by Michael Horowitz and William Dailey and curated by Michael Aldrich, the library flourished during the 1970s and 80s in San Francisco and is now seeking an institutional home.
Liedekierke, p.156, for a reproduction of a woodcut.
www.daileyrarebooks.com /0902psychoactivedrugs.htm   (11388 words)

 Flammarion Woodcut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 Adam McLean's Gallery of alchemical images
Woodcut of triple-headed dragon from Giovanni Battista Nazari Il metamorfosi metallico, Brescia, 1564.
Woodcut from Geber De alchimia libri tres, Strassburg, 1631.
Peering through the cosmic sphere - illustration from 'L'atmosphere: meteorologie populaire',Paris 1888, by Camille Flammarion.
www.levity.com /alchemy/amclglr9.html   (125 words)

 Botanical Illustration Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This lavishly illustrated book explores the purpose and function of the whole range of botanical art, from early woodcut herbals and painted florilegia, botanical treatises and records of new discoveries, to gardening manuals, seed catalogues, and field guides.
This is the complete 1633 edition revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson which corrected some of Gerard’s errors and replaced most of the pictures with woodcuts from the Plantin collection.
Despite its botanical inaccuracies, The Herbal is of historical importance as a record of plants available to English gardens of the 12th century.
www.library.wwu.edu /ref/subjguides/botill.htm   (7534 words)

 Re: Re: Re: Flammarion
He says the first reference of the image appears in Flammarion 1888, unsigned.
At age 12, in Paris, Flammarion worked as an apprentice in a woodcutter's shop.
Ashbrook says the woodcut is a combination between the influence of Sebastian Muenster's Cosmographia (first woodcut in the book, 1550) and the legend of the pilgrim who went to the end of the world, where the earth touches the sky, told by Flammarion in extenso somewhere else.
fravia.2113.ch /phplab/mbs.php3/mb001?num=1109625897&thread=1109522706   (386 words)

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a 16th century woodcut, photosouped by some collaborative art project.
having now seen he was a woodcut or engraver its quite possible he was influenced by others renditions- yet was author/artist of his own - and not nessary that it came from someone else years or centurys earlier
--yet flammarion states in his text he is a 'missionary'
fravia.2113.ch /phplab/mbs.php3/mb001?num=-1&thread=1109522706   (2031 words)

 The Ageless Wisdom
It is an unsigned woodcut that first appears, in fl and white of course, in Camille Flammarion's (1842-1945), L'Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888), p.
An astronomer and a popular science writer, Flammarion's caption reads, "What, then, is this blue [sky], which certainly does exist, and which veils from us the stars during the day?"
In their book, The Mathematical Experience, Philip Davis and Reuben Hirsch (1995) write about this woodcut, “The astronomer reaches for truth.
www.theagelesswisdom.com /Fun/Fun.html   (2113 words)

 The Illustrators of Jules Verne’s Voyages Extraordinaires
Throughout this fin-de-siècle period of 1890 to 1900, Verne’s later novels tended to carry a mixture of old-fashioned woodcuts and the newer halftone illustrations.
Two illustrations, the first (a halftone) and the second (a woodcut), are located within the first couple of chapters of this work (#53-54).
In conclusion, I believe that it is not too exaggerated to say that the novels of Jules Verne’s Voyages Extraordinaires constitute a key socio-historical artifact in understanding the dawn of our modern age—not only because of their much-discussed literary status as proto-sf, but also because of their evocative illustrations.
jv.gilead.org.il /evans/illustr   (6695 words)

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To see clearly beyond the Mundane World there is no alternative but to step boldly out of it.
Thus, as we see in the famous woodcut in Flammarion's l'Atmosphere Meteorologie Populaire, which shows a man (with his feet still on the Earth) breaking through the heavenly spheres to look upon the Celestial Realm.
If Orpheus -- your spirit -- is weak, and you decide to look back "just to be sure," your Eurydice -- your understanding -- slips back from Enlightenment into the gloom of Hades (Haides = a + idein = the Unseen or Unknown, the land of no Enlightenment).
www.cs.utk.edu /~mclennan/BA/JO-TC.txt   (1175 words)

 The Truman Show - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Ed Harris - Christof, the creator of the show
The Flammarion Woodcut may have influenced the ending scene of The Truman Show.
The Truman Show can be considered a parody of the soap opera genre and reality television.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/The_Truman_Show   (1848 words)

 Peter J. Hadley Bookseller ***** Harwich Old Books
Tiny tear on front panel (2mm x 2mm) else a very bright attractive copy in publishers green cloth with gilt decoration.
Illustrated with 18 full page coloured and lithographic plates and over 100 woodcuts in the text.
Illustrated throughout with charming woodcut style illustrations by Elizabeth Gray.
www.hadley.co.uk /AuthorCatalogueB.shtml   (16341 words)

 General Collection - Spiritual Directors International
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Camille Flammarion's familiar woodcut (right) brings to mind that place where heaven and earth connect.
Spiritual Direction provides a sacred space where such a mysterious thin place can be experienced.
www.sdiworld.org /index.pl/general_collection.html?op=makePrintable   (685 words)

 Name Index to Sky & Telescope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jan 76 Otto Struve 21 and some other double stars Mar 76 American's last king and his observatory May 76 Capella as a close visual binary Jul 76 An almanac for July 1776 Sep 76 C. Perrine and Jupiter's sixth satellite Nov 76 Computers: electronic and human [see also Nov 77]
Jan 77 Some naked eye observations of Venus Mar 77 Julius Schmidt and his book about lunar eclipses May 77 About an astronomical woodcut [Flammarion] Jul 77 Asaph Hall finds the moons of Mars Sep 77 Herschel's "large 20-foot" telescope Nov 77 Johann Dase and some other mental calculators [see also Nov 76]
Jan 78 The four lives of a 60-inch reflector Mar 78 A solar eclipse expedition in 1883 May 78 300 years of satellite eclipses Jun 78 R. Innes and Jupiter's satellites Aug 78 An elusive asteroid: 719 Albert Oct 78 Augustus de Morgan's "Budget of Paradoxes" Dec 78 The curious career of Leo Brenner
www.nd.edu /~kkrisciu/st.html   (3396 words)

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