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Art & physics : parallel visions in space, time, and light

Author: Leonard Shlain
Publisher: New York : Morrow, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Art interprets the visible world. Physics charts its unseen workings. The two realms seem completely opposed. But consider that both strive to reveal truths for which there are no words––with physicists using the language of mathematics and artists using visual images. In Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their breakthroughs side by side throughout history to reveal an astonishing correlation of visions. From  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shlain, Leonard.
Art & physics.
New York : Morrow, ©1991
(OCoLC)644097189
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Shlain
ISBN: 0688097529 9780688097523
OCLC Number: 23654738
Description: 480 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Illusion / reality --
Sacred / profane --
Stationary perspective / absolute rest --
Conic sections / elliptical orbits --
Artist-scientist / mystic-physicist --
Rationality / irrationality --
Modern art / Newton triumphant --
Einstein / space, time, and light --
Naive art / nonlinear time --
Primitive art / non-Euclidean space --
East / west --
Fauvism / light --
Cubism / space --
Futurism / time --
Surrealism / relativistic distortion --
Abstract art / imageless physics --
Happenings / events --
Music / art / physics --
Literary forms / physics formulas --
Newton's apples / Cezanne's apples --
Spacetime / mass-energy --
Weightless forms / gravitational forces --
Sculptural mass / curved spacetime --
I / we --
Right / left --
Space / time --
Dionysus / Apollo --
Art / physics.
Other Titles: Art and physics.
Responsibility: Leonard Shlain.

Abstract:

"Art interprets the visible world. Physics charts its unseen workings. The two realms seem completely opposed. But consider that both strive to reveal truths for which there are no words––with physicists using the language of mathematics and artists using visual images. In Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their breakthroughs side by side throughout history to reveal an astonishing correlation of visions. From the classical Greek sculptors to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, and from Aristotle to Einstein, artists have foreshadowed the discoveries of scientists, such as when Monet and Cezanne intuited the coming upheaval in physics that Einstein would initiate. In this lively and colorful narrative, Leonard Shlain explores how artistic breakthroughs could have prefigured the visionary insights of physicists on so many occasions throughout history. Provicative and original, Art & Physics is a seamless integration of the romance of art and the drama of science––and an exhilarating history of ideas." -- Amazon.com viewed November 16, 2020.

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