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Re: Bonestell's Evolution Of the Earth

Thank you Dan, doubly: for the break from the phylomarathon, and for jogging early memories of Bonestell-induced wonder. He had a similar impression on me, he and Burian.


On May 8, 2007, at 7:09 PM, Danvarner@aol.com wrote:

Taking a break from the "File-O-Code" (gasp!) stuff. Back in 1955 Life
magazine published a series of articles and a book titled, "The World We Live In".
This was the project that made Rudolph Zallinger's Yale dinosaur murals
famous. As a six year-old kid, however, none of the images presented impressed me
as much as Chesley Bonestell's paintings. The one that really got to me is
now up for auction at eBay. The painting shows the earth from its origin to
its distant end. When I saw this, the concept of enormous time began to sink
into my little brain. It was wonderful and frightening at the same time. I
believe the Boston Museum of Science owned this at one time. I wish all the
paintings from this project could be rephotographed and reproduced once again. I
hope this one finds a good home. DV

http://cgi.ebay.com/Orig-CHESLEY-BONESTELL-Painting-EVOLUTION-OF- EARTH_W0QQite
mZ220110348901QQihZ012QQcategoryZ972QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1Q QcmdZVie

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