Thursday, 20 November 2008

The Brewster Kaleidoscope Society

Kaleidoscopes developed into an important new art form as an unprecedented renaissance began in the late 1970s. It gained momentum in the 1980s with an article in the November, 1982 issue of Smithsonian Magazine, followed by the publication in 1985 of the first book on the subject, Through the Kaleidoscope, by Cozy Baker.


The Brewster Kaleidoscope Society was founded in 1986 by Cozy Baker as an international organization for kaleidoscope enthusiasts. Named after the inventor of the kaleidoscope, Sir David Brewster, its purpose is to share and promote the beauty, creativity, and joy of these mirrored tubes of magic.

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1 comment(s):

Philip Bradfield said...

David Brewster himself published a book on "his" kaleidoscope (1818, rev 1858) : no coloured images in the book, of course, in those days!

Philip Bradfield
Physicist
Dunfermline, Fife