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Published: 14 September 2006

368 Pages | 102 halftone plates


ISBN: 9780199295722

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Art, science, and intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble telescope

Martin Kemp

  • Both artists and scientists have faced the challenge of representing the world in visual form - this book looks at the ingenious ways they have done so, from the Renaissance to the present day.
  • Reveals the insights that science has drawn from art, and art from science.
  • Covers a broad scope stretching from Renaissance Italy, to early photography, botanical drawing and the latest techniques in particle physics. Draws in subjects as varied as natural symmetries, early astronomy, medical X-rays and the work of sculptors such as Anthony Gormley.
  • Presents the extraordinary beauty of the visual world, alongside fascinating accounts of the heroes and innovators of science and art.
  • Over 250 illustrations, with a beautiful colour plate section.