restoration

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Modernized version of a mid-19th century encylopedia

Between 1849 and 1851, J.G. Heck published a 10-part encyclopedia called Iconographic Encyclopædia covering a wide range of topics in science and art. Nicholas Rougeux, who likes to web-ify old works, restored Heck’s 13,000-plus illustrations and restructured the encyclopedia for the browser. All it took was hours of manual labor spread out over 13 months. Read more about the process here. Tags: encyclopedia, J. G. Heck, Nicholas Rougeux, restoration

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