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Picturing Science, Producing Art

Picturing Science, Producing Art


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About the Book

Between the disciplines of art history and the history of science lies a growing field of inquiry into what science and art share as both image-making and knowledge-producing activities. The contributors of Picturing Science, Producing Art occupy this intermediate zone to analyze both scientific and aesthetic representations, utilizing disciplinary perspectives that range from art history to sociology, history and philosophy of science to gender studies, cultural history to the philosophy of mind. Organized in five sites--Styles, The Body, Seeing Wonders, Objectivity/Subjectivity, and Cultures of Vision--their topics extend from Cinquecento theories of female reproduction to the technologies of cloning, from medieval depictions of the stigmata to electrical metaphors for sex, from astronomical drawings to radioencephalography, from Phoenician griffons carved in ivory to factories cast in concrete. The internationally renowned contributors go beyond both science wars and culture wars by exploring substantive links between systems of visual representation and knowledge in science and art. Contributors include Svetlana Alpers, Jonathan Crary, Arnold Davidson, Carlo Ginzburg, Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, and Simon Schaffer.
About the Author:

Caroline A. Jones teaches contemporary art and criticism and directs the Museum Studies Program in the Art History Department at Boston University. Her most recent exhibition is Painting Machines (1997), and her books include Machine in the Studio (1996). Peter Galison is Mallinckrodt Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University. He is a recent recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant; his most recent publication is Image and Logic (1997), and he is co-author of a forthcoming of a forthcoming book, Imagesof Objectivity.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415919128
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 32
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 29 mm
  • Width: 175 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0415919126
  • Publisher Date: 11 Jun 1998
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 256 mm
  • No of Pages: 530
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 903 gr


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