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Exploring the invisible : art, science, and the spiritual

Author: Lynn Gamwell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Isaac Newton, Sir.; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Gamwell
ISBN: 0691089728 9780691089720 9780691121123 0691121125
OCLC Number: 49260888
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2003
Description: 344 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword: Science as the artist's muse / Neil deGrasse Tyson --
Introduction --
Art in pursuit of the absolute : romanticism --
Adopting a scientific worldview --
The French art of observation : a cool rejection of Darwin --
German and Russian art of the absolute : a warm embrace of Darwin --
Loving and loathing science at the fin de siècle --
Looking inward : art and the human mind --
Wordless music and abstract art --
The culmination of Newton's clockwork universe --
Einstein's space-time universe --
Abstract art with a cosmic perspective --
Surrealist science --
The atomic sublime --
The disunity of nature : postmodern art, science, and the spiritual.
Responsibility: Lynn Gamwell.
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