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Green light : toward an art of evolution

Author: George Gessert
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Series: Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
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How humans' aesthetic perceptions have shaped other life forms, from racehorses to ornamental plants.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gessert, George, 1944-
Green light.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2010
(DLC) 2009037617
(OCoLC)437054130
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Gessert
ISBN: 9780262265898 0262265893 9780262266253 0262266253
OCLC Number: 646069118
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 233 p.) : ill.
Contents: Divine plants and magical animals --
Aesthetic effects of domestication --
The rainforests of domestication --
The rise of ornamental plants --
Darwin's sublime --
Playing God --
Standards of excellence --
Doubles --
Kitsch plants --
Bastard flowers, genetic goofies, and Freud's bow wows --
Biotechnology in the garden --
Recent art involving DNA --
Naming life --
Anthropocentrism and genetic art --
The angel of extinction --
Seven breeding complexes --
The slowest art --
Breeding for wildness.
Series Title: Leonardo (Series) (Cambridge, Mass.)
Other Titles: Toward an art of evolution
Responsibility: George Gessert.

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"[A] more than fascinating collection of notes about genetics and evolution in the context of art, and vice versa, and the aesthetic interventions of Homo sapiens." -- Craig Hilton, Leonardo Reviews

 
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