Art and Science .By Strosberg, Eliane (Book – 2001)
Summary: A uniquely organized textbook-esque history of art and science, featuring (among others) Leonardo DaVinci, Albrecht Durer and Lois Pasteur.
Review: I know that the intersection between art and science has been studied forever, but not by me. I feel really inspired by the idea of art being a legitimate way to spend time. “Artists oriniate ideas, which when suffieciently inoocative, become a form of information.” P.30 This has been one of many books that I hope to read to flesh out the the interworkings of art and science. This book is a great starter for the conversation that takes place at the hub of artscience, though it covers a lot of obvious stuff like how important science was to the development of pottery or stained glass.
Rating: 7 models of the solar system inspired by music theory
Favorite part: “Certain forms of art may exhibit affinities to scientific disciplines.” P.17 I agree with some of these affinities, I like the idea of suggesting to an artist some scientific cross-training and vice-versa, but I don’t want a person to feel limited or think it’s wrong to put arts and sciences into categories. Be a renaissance man. Let your creative (not procreative) juices flow all over.