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Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems


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Unique collage: monoprint and paper on 300gsm paper

Image size: 21x21cm
Paper size: 30x33cm

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is a book by Galileo Galilei comparing the Copernican model of the universe with the traditional Ptolemaic model.  In the Copernican system, the Earth and other planets orbit the Sun, while in the Ptolemaic system, everything in the Universe circles around the Earth.
The Dialogue was published in 1632.  In 1633, Galileo was found to be “vehemently suspect of heresy” based on the book, which was then placed on the Index of Forbidden Books, from which it was not removed until 1835.


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