Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and the Spiritual

Gamwell, Lynn

Published by Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691121125 / ISBN 13: 9780691121123
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Includes everything it's supposed to include. Light to moderate shelf wear. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.32 avg rating
(31 ratings)

Synopsis:

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 light and sound, molecules of water, and atomic particles. Exploring the Invisible reveals that the world beyond the naked eye--made visible by advances in science--has been a major inspiration for artists ever since, influencing the subjects they choose as well as their techniques and modes of representation.


Lynn Gamwell traces the evolution of abstract art through several waves, beginning with Romanticism. She shows how new windows into telescopic and microscopic realms--combined with the growing explanatory importance of mathematics and new definitions of beauty derived from science--broadly and profoundly influenced Western art. Art increasingly reflected our more complex understanding of reality through increasing abstraction. For example, a German physiologist's famous demonstration that color is not in the world but in the mind influenced Monet's revolutionary painting with light. As the first wave of enthusiasm for science crested, abstract art emerged in Brussels and Munich. By 1914, it could be found from Moscow to Paris.


Throughout the book are beautiful images from both science and art--some well known, others rare--that reveal the scientific sources mined by Impressionist and Symbolist painters, Art Nouveau sculptors and architects, Cubists, and other nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists.


With a foreword by astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, Exploring the Invisible appears in an age when both artists and scientists are exploring the deepest meanings of life, consciousness, and the universe.


From the Back Cover:

"Modern science since Darwin and Einstein has revolutionized our understanding of mind and cosmos, presenting a world as strange and paradoxical as it is wonderful, and challenging deeply held beliefs and values. That visual artists would be influenced by this still-continuing transformation is not surprising. Lynn Gamwell traces this response through the twists and turns of modern and postmodern art and aesthetics, providing fresh and interesting interpretations, and a treasury of visual images, to stimulate the thinking of both scientist and artist."--Torsten N. Wiesel, neuroscientist and Nobel Laureate


"This pathbreaking study is daring, innovative, and above all, clearly written. I suspect it will be the one book students will be able to consult in order to correlate what are usually considered the almost antagonistic fields of science and art; and I suspect, too, that thanks to its amazingly readable, lucid style, it will find its way into the libraries of post-collegiate readers. Nobody before has dared to tackle this huge topic. Art historians don't know enough about science; scientists don't know enough about art. Miraculously, probably uniquely, Lynn Gamwell seems equally at home in both areas."--Robert Rosenblum, New York University


"Exploring the Invisible is very stimulating and accessible to the nonexpert (in science or art). As a scientist, I found it enjoyable and highly informative. It provides many new and exciting insights. Dr. Gamwell receives my admiration for this fine connection between art and science."--Arthur Greenberg, University of New Hampshire


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and ...
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Book Condition: Very Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lynn Gamwell; Foreword-Neil deGrasse Tyson
Published by Princeton University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0691121125 ISBN 13: 9780691121123
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0691121125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 83.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gamwell, Lynn
Published by Princeton University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0691121125 ISBN 13: 9780691121123
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-039-52-5814605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 113.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Gamwell, Lynn
Published by Princeton University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0691121125 ISBN 13: 9780691121123
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020691121125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 130.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lynn Gamwell, Neil deGrasse Tyson (Foreword)
Published by Princeton University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0691121125 ISBN 13: 9780691121123
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0691121125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 131.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gamwell, Lynn
Published by Princeton University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0691121125 ISBN 13: 9780691121123
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-039-52-5814605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 129.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gamwell, Lynn
Published by Princeton University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0691121125 ISBN 13: 9780691121123
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P010691121125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 138.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lynn Gamwell
Published by Princeton University Press 2005-08-29 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0691121125 ISBN 13: 9780691121123
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Lost Books
(AUSTIN, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press 2005-08-29, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0691121125. Bookseller Inventory # 690147

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 141.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Gamwell, Lynn
Published by Princeton University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0691121125 ISBN 13: 9780691121123
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110691121125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 147.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Gamwell, Lynn
Published by Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691121125 ISBN 13: 9780691121123
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0691121125 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0353628

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 169.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Gamwell, Lynn
Published by Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691121125 ISBN 13: 9780691121123
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Princeton University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Fine. 0691121125 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.0353628

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 169.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 3 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book