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By Eliane Strosberg

Today, paintings and technological know-how are usually outlined against one another: one comprises the production of person aesthetic gadgets, and the opposite the invention of common legislation of nature. all through human historical past, even if, the bounds were much less essentially drawn: wisdom and artifacts have usually issued from a similar resource, the pinnacle and fingers of the artisan. And artists and scientists have continuously been associated, on a basic point, via their reliance on inventive thinking.

Art and Science is the one booklet to survey the important courting among those fields of activity in its complete scope, from prehistory to the current day. person chapters discover how technology has formed structure in each tradition and civilization; how mathematical ideas and fabrics technology have underpinned the ornamental arts; how the psychology of notion has spurred the improvement of portray; how photograph layout and representation have developed in tandem with equipment of clinical study; and the way breakthroughs within the actual sciences have reworked the appearing arts. a few 265 illustrations, starting from masterworks by way of Dürer and Leonardo to the marvelous vistas published by way of fractal geometry, supplement the wide-ranging text.

This re-creation of Art and Science has been up to date to hide the continued convergence of artwork and know-how within the electronic age, a convergence that has resulted in the emergence of a brand new kind of author, the “cultural explorer” whose hybrid artistic endeavors defy all conventional categorization. it'll make thought-provoking interpreting for college students and lecturers, staff in artistic and technical fields, and somebody who's enthusiastic about the heritage of human achievement.

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