Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and the Spiritual

By Lynn Gamwell, Neil deGrasse Tyson

38 ratings - 4.29* vote

This sumptuous and stunningly illustrated book shows through words and images how directly, profoundly, and indisputably modern science has transformed modern art. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, a strange and exciting new world came into focus--a world of microorganisms in myriad shapes and colors, prehistoric fossils, bizarre undersea creatures, spectrums of lig This sumptuous and stunningly illustrated book shows through words and images how directly, profoundly, and indisputably

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Book details

Paperback, 344 pages
September 18th 2005 by Princeton University Press

(first published September 30th 2002)

Original Title
Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and the Spiritual
ISBN
0691121125 (ISBN13: 9780691121123)
Edition Language
English

Community Reviews

Anne

Really lovely book on the slippery intersection between art, science, and the ineffable. Many illustrations, a fascinating and compelling history of art as seeing, and how changes in our ability to see and conceptualize changed our relationship with sublimity. An excellent book.

Lindsay

What a beautiful book and I'm so honored to have a piece I created at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory included!
The book is both lush and scholarly. I wonderful way to spend time in the art/science world.

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