Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals The Universe

byMarvin HeifermanForeword byScott Kelly

May 29, 2019|
Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals The Universe by Marvin Heiferman
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Seeing Scienceoffers an insightful and reader-friendly collection of essays and pictures about photography''s role in visualizing science and building human knowledge-from micro to macro levels and everything in between.

Photography and science have long been intertwined, helping to shape the way we look at the world. Scientists use photography as a way to gather information, explore, and learn, but just as important, photography is also used to promote scientific advances and has long served as an interface between the sciences and the public. Our understanding of outer space depends on images sent to Earth from the Hubble Space Telescope, just as our understanding of our own bodies depends on X-rays. Images make visible what lies beyond human perception.
Science is less an edifice of facts than a process of discovery and inquiry. In this way, it is not dissimilar to art; artists have engaged with some of the same scientific principles, using photography to imagine the world differently and present us with new experiences and ways of seeing. This volume presents both perspectives exploring how science is made perceptible, featuring over three hundred images and sixty short texts. Together they engage readers in a timely exploration of the extent to which our knowledge is formed and transformed through our interactions with photographic imagery.
Marvin Heifermancreates projects about photography and visual culture for institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, and New Museum, New York; and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Heiferman has written for numerous p...
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Title:Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals The Universe
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:224 pages, 10 X 8.31 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 10 X 8.31 X 0.98 in
Published:May 29, 2019
Publisher:APERTURE
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781597114479

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