Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light

by Leonard Shlain

Hardcover, 1991

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Available

Publication

New York : Morrow, 1991.

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LibraryThing member SquirrelTao
This is a unique book, written by a doctor, who wanted to be able to teach his daughter her own culture, through its art. He found that when he drew parallels between art and physics, he could unlock the meanings in the art museums, meanings that were so opaque to his child - and to him, as well. As he set about to learn what the artists could be trying to say, he wrote a fascinating book of the history of parallels between artistic and scientific advances in the West.… (more)
LibraryThing member armyofbobs
Learned a ton about physics, and art in one shot. While it may not be entirely accurate all the way, and the thesis is a stretch - it made me interested in Physics and Art - something I wasn't before reading this book and for that I'll always remember this as a game changer for me.
LibraryThing member damefrank
I will contemplate this author's perception the rest of my life. Illuminating me to the concept of all time existing simultaneously via introduction to artists and scientists. Which comes first...art or science? Leonard illustrates how perfectly logical that the artist 'sees' and projects. Then science steps in to prove the experience of the artist. Visions and evolution advance humankind!… (more)
LibraryThing member Kamaka
I read this when it was first published. I remember how much I enjoyed the adventure through time, space and light--the author delivered on the promise held in the title of the book. Now, some 18 years later I find myself returning to this book as I prepare my Thesis for Grad School. Few books really pass the test of time, especially books treating datable material such as science; however, the theries and ideas the author presents in Art and Physics hold.… (more)

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