Snow business

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    Wilson ‘Snowflake’ Bentley had a lifelong obsession with the intricate hexagonal symmetry of snowflakes. He produced more than 5,000 photo-micrographs, compiled in his 1931 landmark book Snow Crystals, and in other publications.

    An unseasonal exhibition at the New York Academy of Sciences, ‘One of a Kind’, pairs Bentley's images with works on the same theme by contemporary artists, including Daniele Imperiale-Warner, whose egg tempera on parchment painting, Untitled, is shown here.

    The exhibition runs until 31 August.


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    Snow business. Nature 436, 463 (2005) doi:10.1038/436463b

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