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Gamwell, Lynn 1943-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 114 publications in 3 languages and 4,975 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: N72.S3, 700.105
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Most widely held works by Lynn Gamwell
Exploring the invisible : art, science, and the spiritual by Lynn Gamwell ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This sumptuous and stunningly illustrated book reveals that the world beyond the naked eye-made visible by advances in science-has been a major inspiration for artists ever since, influencing the subjects they choose as well as their techniques and modes of representation. 135 color illustrations. 217 halftones. "Modern science since Darwin and Einstein has revolutionized our understanding of mind and cosmos, presenting a world as strange and paradoxical as it is wonderful, and challenging deeply held beliefs and values. That visual artists would be influenced by this still-continuing transformation is not surprising. Lynn Gamwell traces this response through the twists and turns of modern and postmodern art and aesthetics, providing fresh and interesting interpretations, and a treasury of visual images, to stimulate the thinking of both scientist and artist."--Torsten N. Wiesel, neuroscientist and Nobel Laureate. "This pathbreaking study is daring, innovative, and above all, clearly written. I suspect it will be the one book students will be able to consult in order to correlate what are usually considered the almost antagonistic fields of science and art; and I suspect, too, that thanks to its amazingly readable, lucid style, it will find its way into the libraries of post-collegiate readers. Nobody before has dared to tackle this huge topic. Art historians don't know enough about science; scientists don't know enough about art. Miraculously, probably uniquely, Lynn Gamwell seems equally at home in both areas."-Robert Rosenblum, New York University. "Exploring the Invisible is very stimulating and accessible to the nonexpert (in science or art). As a scientist, I found it enjoyable and highly informative. It provides many new and exciting insights. Dr. Gamwell receives my admiration for this fine connection between art and science."-Arthur Greenberg, University of New Hampshire. This sumptuous and stunningly illustrated book shows through words and images how directly, profoundly, and indisputably modern science has transformed modern art. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, a strange and exciting new world came into focus-a world of microorganisms in myriad shapes and colors, prehistoric fossils, bizarre undersea creatures, spectrums of light and sound, molecules of water, and atomic particles. Exploring the Invisible reveals that the world beyond the naked eye-made visible by advances in science-has been a major inspiration for artists ever since, influencing the subjects they choose as well as their techniques and modes of representation. Lynn Gamwell traces the evolution of abstract art through several waves, beginning with Romanticism. She shows how new windows into telescopic and microscopic realms-combined with the growing explanatory importance of mathematics and new definitions of beauty derived from science-broadly and profoundly influenced Western art. Art increasingly reflected our more complex understanding of reality through increasing abstraction. For example, a German physiologist's famous demonstration that color is not in the world but in the mind influenced Monet's revolutionary painting with light. As the first wave of enthusiasm for science crested, abstract art emerged in Brussels and Munich. By 1914, it could be found from Moscow to Paris. Throughout the book are beautiful images from both science and art-some well known, others rare-that reveal the scientific sources mined by Impressionist and Symbolist painters, Art Nouveau sculptors and architects, Cubists, and other nineteenth-and twentieth-century artists. With a foreword by astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, Exploring the Invisible appears in an age when both artists and scientists are exploring the deepest meanings of life, consciousness, and the universe
Madness in America : cultural and medical perceptions of mental illness before 1914 by Lynn Gamwell ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, Lynn Gamwell and Nancy Tomes explore the historical roots of Americans' understanding of madness today. Drawing on a rich array of sources, the authors interweave the perceptions of medical practitioners, the mentally ill and their families, and journalists, poets, novelists, and artists. As they trace successive ways of explaining madness and treating those judged insane, Gamwell and Tomes vividly depict the political and cultural dimensions of American attitudes toward mental illness. Gamwell and Tomes observe telling differences in the ways in which patients of different genders, races, and classes have been diagnosed and treated. The authors demonstrate how definitions of madness figured in national debates over abolitionism, women's rights, and alternative medicine. Madness in America also considers how the boundaries between sanity and insanity have been repeatedly redrawn in such areas as sexual behavior and criminality
Sigmund Freud and art : his personal collection of antiquities ( Book )
12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreams 1900-2000 : science, art, and the unconscious mind by Lynn Gamwell ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and German and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examines the shifting roles that dreams have played in twentieth-century art and science ... [and] features 100 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations depicting works by a broad range of artists in painting, photography, sculpture, artists' books, video, film, performance, and dance."--Jacket
Cubist criticism by Lynn Gamwell ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Health and happiness in 20th-century avant-garde art by Donald B Kuspit ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "Arcadian Impulses in Avant-Garde Art," Gamwell focuses on the intellectual dimensions of health and happiness, noting the large role that nature has assumed as a subject of life-affirming avant-garde art. Certain artists who have been receptive to the broad intellectual climate of modernism - especially the secular, scientific revolution in our understanding of nature - have created therapeutic landscapes, gardens of love, and, most distinctive of the avant-garde art, abstract art that symbolically presents the new cosmology
Stephen De Staebler, the figure by Stephen De Staebler ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inside/out, self beyond likeness : an exhibition ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Color and form : the geometric sculptures of Morton C. Bradley Jr. by Bloomington Indiana University ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West Coast realism : an exhibition organized by Lynn Gamwell, Laguna Beach Museum of Art by Lynn Gamwell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sarsaparilla to sorcery by Jeff Gibson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Australian-born artist Jeff Gibson pairs open-ended, abstract photographic images with pages torn from encyclopedias from the 1950s, 60s and 70s
The real thing : Southern California realist painting : an exhibition organized by Lynn Gamwell [for the] Laguna Beach Museum of Art, April 30 through June 10, 1982 by Lynn Gamwell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen De Staebler : the figure by Donald B Kuspit ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sigmund Freud's Jewish heritage ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Back to the future : Alfred Jensen, Charmion von Wiegand, Simon Gouverneur, and the cosmic conversation ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Ambrose : the metaphorical figure ; October 5-November 4, 1990 University Art Museum, State University of New York at Binghamton by Peter Ambrose ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A century of silence by Lynn Gamwell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freud e l'arte : la collezione privata di arte antica by Sigmund Freud ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cubist criticism, 1907-1925 by Lynn Gamwell ( )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (89)
German (7)
Italian (3)
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