Art & physics : parallel visions in space, time, and light / Leonard Shlain.

Title: 
Art & physics : parallel visions in space, time, and light / Leonard Shlain.

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Author/Artist: 
Shlain, Leonard.
Publisher: 
New York : Quill/W. Morrow, [1993], ©1991.
Description: 
480 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition: 
1st Quill ed.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
142953
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
N70.S48 1993z
Notes: 
Originally published: New York : Morrow, ©1991.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-462) and index.
Art interprets the visible world, physics charts its unseen workings--making the two realms seem completely opposed. But in Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their breakthroughs side by side throughout history to reveal an astonishing correlation of visions. From the classical Greek sculptors to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, and from Aristotle to Einstein, aritsts have foreshadowed the discoveries of scientists, such as when Monet and Cézanne intuited the coming upheaval in physics that Einstein would initiate.
Contents: 
Illusion / Reality --
Classical art / Ideal philosophy --
Sacred / Profane --
Stationary perspective / Absolute rest --
Conic sections / Elliptical orbits --
Artist-scientist / Mystic-physicist --
Rationality / Irrationality --
Modern art / Newton triumphant --
Einstein / Space, time, and light --
Naïve art / Nonlinear time --
Primitive art / Non-Euclidean space --
East / West --
Fauvism / Light --
Cubism / Space --
Futurism / Time --
Surrealism / Relativistic distortation --
Abstract art / Imageless physics --
Happenings / Events --
Music / Art / Physics --
Literary forms / Physics formulas --
Newton's apples / Cézanne's apples --
Spacetime / Mass-energy --
Weightless forms / Gravitational forces --
Sculptural mass / Curved spacetime --
I / We --
Right / Left --
Space / Time --
Dionysus / Apollo --
Art / Physics.
ISBN: 
0688123058 (acid-free paper)
9780688123055 (acid-free paper)