The Art of Science

The history of creativity and discovery in 40 artists

Heather Barnett, Nathan Cohen and Adrian Holme
AUD $69.99
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The Art of Science explores the work of forty artists and artist-scientists whose work has furthered and made visible the relationship between these fields. Lavishly illustrated, the book authoritatively explores the age-old affinity between two disciplines whose commonalities are greater than their differences.

Since the earliest days of humanity, the urge to create has been intertwined with the desire for knowledge, experimentation and the collection of information. The line between artist and scientist is often so blurred as to become imperceptible, often with artists contributing vital visualizations that enable the progression of scientific discovery - and scientists providing raw data and the opportunity for observation to artists hungry for invention. Rarely has any field gone without examination and depiction by artists - from botany and natural history to neurology and optics.

The Art of Science explores the work of forty artists and artist-scientists whose work has furthered and made visible the relationship between these fields. Lavishly illustrated, the book authoritatively explores the age-old affinity between two disciplines whose commonalities are greater than their differences.

Author bio:

Heather Barnett is an artist, researcher and educator working with natural phenomena and complex systems. She is Pathway Leader of MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London).

Nathan Cohen is an artist, educator and writer. He is an established research professional engaged in art and science projects internationally, and is course leader of MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martins.

Adrian Holme is an artist, educator, writer and editor. He lectures on MA Art and Science, CSM, and has a background in biological science and fine art. He is an associate editor on the Journal of Illustration.

Category: Visual arts
ISBN: 9781787394568
Table Of Contents: Introduction • Being Human and the Post-human • Alchemy and the Cosmos • The Natural and the Post-natural • Ecologies and Environments • Machines and Systems • Bibliography • Index.
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Welbeck
Pub Date: June 2021
Page Extent: 224
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: The arts