Seen | Unseen: Art, science, and intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble telescope by Martin KempSeen | Unseen: Art, science, and intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble telescope by Martin Kemp

Seen | Unseen: Art, science, and intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble telescope

byMartin Kemp

Hardcover | October 15, 2006

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iSeen | Unseen/i is a deep, richly illustrated, and erudite analysis of the interconnections between science and the visual arts. Martin Kemp explores the responses of artists, scientists, and their instruments, to the world - ranging from early representations of perspective, to pinholecameras, particle accelerators and the Hubble telescope.From Leonardo, Durer, and the inventors of photography to contemporary sculptors, and from Galileo and Darwin to Stephen J. Gould, Kemp considers the way in which scientists and artists have perceived the world and responded to its patterns, and sees common 'structural intuitions' reflected in theirwork.

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Martin Kemp is Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford. He is perhaps best known as an expert in Renaissance art, and especially the work of Leonardo. Kemp himself studied both history of art and the natural sciences at Cambridge, and is as sure-footed in his treatment of the scientific context of imagery as he is i...
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Title:Seen | Unseen: Art, science, and intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble telescopeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.02 inPublished:October 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Journey into SpaceLooking into the boxThe persistent boxLesser and Greater WorldsThe art of analogy: Leonardo and PalissyThe art of interaction: Robert Thornton and the Romantic era.Wholes and partsDiscerning DesignsNatural geometriesGrowth and formOut of our HandsThe camera before photography'The faithful record'Invisible worldsLooking Backwards and Forewords: a speculative conclusion.Further reading