An exhibition of the work of Marie Neurath and the Isotype Institute opened last month at the House of Illustration. It focuses on the picture books explaining science for young readers that the Isotype Institute made in the years after the Second World War and into the 1960s, and so makes a natural fit for Anne Odling-Smee’s Design Science. In the work of both Marie Neurath’s Isotype Institute and Design Science, design is an essential part of the generating process and not something added on. Anne and her assistants played a constituent part in making the exhibition, from its conception some years ago. All the material, which includes working materials for the books, comes from the Otto & Marie Neurath Isotype Collection at the University of Reading. The exhibition runs until 3 November.
An exhibition about picturing science
8 August 2019