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Discover the work of pioneering graphic designer and science educator Marie Neurath, whose designs transformed children's learning.

From the 1940s to the 1970s, Neurath led a team of researchers, artists and writers at the Isotype Institute to produce over 80 illustrated children’s books, half of which are dedicated to science education.

At a time when most women were expected to raise children, Neurath instead set about educating them, transforming complex science into striking infographics and diagrams to be easily understood by those of all ages.

Marie Neurath: Picturing Science demonstrates this process of transformation, from early ideas for picture books, research documents and initial sketches to final page spreads and bold book covers. The exhibition includes original designs for The Wonder World of Land and Water as well as a newly digitised film strip created by the Isotype Institute for use in schools.

DesignPrints & drawingsContemporary artLondon

House of Illustration

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