Hello, all! I know that it's been quite a while since I've written a legitimate post, so I thank you for your patience and loyalty. You know how life can be sometimes... It can really make it hard for us ADD afflicted to focus on ANYTHING, let alone a blog! But enough about that!
I'm excited to share with you a new (old) children's book that I recently got at a local used bookstore. The book is titled, 'Vision - How, Why and What We See' and it is one in a series of books called the 'Golden Library of Knowledge'. 'Vision' was printed in 1962, and I think the charming illustrations (by Weimer Pursell) depict that. Here, take a look at some of them, beginning with the book's cover...
I really dig this cover!
The combination of the colors used
and the stylization of the image make
it very pleasing to the "eye".
Outer organs of the eye serve a primarily
The convergence of the telephone lines, the decreasing
size of the poles, and the haziness of the more distant
buildings help to create perspective.
White light entering a prism breaks
down into the colors of the spectrum,
as seen above. It is possible for an
inverted prism to recombine the
spectrum into white light again.
Color-blind people are unable to see
the red O and purple X, above.
Many birds have keener vision than we have.
The hunting birds - vultures, hawks, and
shrikes - can spot very small animals on the
ground hundreds of feet below them.
The Snellen Eye Chart, above, was
designed to aid all who train in
testing distance vision against an
So did you have fun learning tidbits about vision in the Golden Library of Knowledge? I thought you might! Be sure to come back next time Retro Book Fair stops by the circus... I have a pretty good feeling even more vintage fun is in store! Meanwhile, have a wonderful weekend, everybody!!
~ All images taken from the book, 'Vision - How, Why, and What We See' by Janette Rainwater. Illustrated by Weimer Pursell. Published by Golden Press, New York. ~