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Published: 12 October 2006

368 Pages | 258 illus., incl. a color-plate section

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 Andy Goldsworthy.
  • 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.