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Art and Physics - 91 edition

Art and Physics (ISBN10: 0688123058; ISBN13: 9780688123055)
ISBN13: 978-0688123055
ISBN10: 0688123058

Summary: Art interprets the visible world, physics charts its unseen workings--making the two realms seem completely opposed. But 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 Money and Cezanne intuited the co
ming 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. Provocative and original, Art & Physics is a seamless integration of the romance of art and the drama of science...and exhilarating history of ideas.
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Summary: Art interprets the visible world, physics charts its unseen workings--making the two realms seem completely opposed. But 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 Money 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. Provocative and original, Art & Physics is a seamless integration of the romance of art and the drama of science...and exhilarating history of ideas. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 91
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Quill
Published: 01/28/1993
International: No

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