Art and Science (Art and... Series)
While demonstrating how science is affecting the creation and interpretation of contemporary art, this book proposes that artistic insights are as important on their own terms as those in science and that we can and should accommodate both forms of knowledge. Featuring the work of artists such as Damien Hirst, Christine Borland, Bill Viola and Helen Chadwick, and art-science collaborative ventures involving Dorothy Cross, Eduardo Kac and Stelarc, it looks at the way new scientific explanations for the nature of human consciousness can influence our interpretation of art, at the squeamish interventions being produced by artists relishing in new technologies and at art which takes on the dangers facing the fragile environment. Seeing the world from the other point of view can inform the practice of both sides--this book will provide new insights to artists, scientists and the wider public.
'This intelligent and stimulating book.'Nature, Review by Ingeborg Reichie 'The book is an excellent contribution to the literature in the field of art and science, and provides a perspective that reaches far beyond the usual approaches to the relationship between, and intersection of, art and science.' Nature, review by Ingeborg...