The Science of Art

Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat

Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300052411

Category: Art

Page: 375

View: 6893

This work, one of the most lucidly written art history books in recent memory, addresses a topic of inherent complexity and great recent interest. Kemp (Univ. of St. Andrews), who has written on Leonardo, discusses perspective and optic theories as they related to the central problem of European painting for half a millennium, the verisimilar depiction of nature. The first part of the book discusses perspective theory and practice and the use of devices that led toward photography. In the second part, Kemp explores optic theories derived from Aristotle and from Newton and their theoretical and practical impacts on painting. The only minor cavil is the unclear order of the select bibliography; otherwise, this is a superb and thoughtful book, with a level of writing to which few can aspire. Highly recommended for general as well as special collections.-- Jack Perry Brown, Ryerson & Burnham Libs . , Art Inst. of Chicago.


Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406568213


Page: 329

View: 7289



die Anschaulichkeit naturwissenschaftlicher Phänomene

Author: Martin Kemp,Jürgen Blasius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832171391

Category: Science and the arts

Page: 280

View: 5286

Enth. u.a.: S. 159-161: Bills Bänder.


The Nature Book of Art and Science

Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520223523

Category: Science

Page: 202

View: 7955

A selection of the Nature columnist's best work looks at the fertile relationship between art and science, from horror films to Galileo's moon drawings, in a thematically arranged anthology.

Golgatha in den Konfessionen und Medien der Frühen Neuzeit

Author: Johann Anselm Steiger,Ulrich Heinen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110225581

Category: Religion

Page: 518

View: 1912

This volume contains studies on the interdisciplinary exploration of the intermedial interpretation of the New Testament narrative material concerning Golgotha in the Early Modern Age. Special consideration has been given to multifaceted aspects of the history of theology, exegesis, art, literature and music.

Instrumente in Kunst und Wissenschaft

zur Architektonik kultureller Grenzen im 17. Jahrhundert

Author: Helmar Schramm,Ludger Schwarte,Jan Lazardzig

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110183382

Category: History

Page: 626

View: 3151

Annotation Dieser Band versammelt originare Beitrage am Schnittpunkt von Philosophie, Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Kultur- und Theaterwissenschaft. Auf der Grundlage von Falluntersuchungen zum 17. Jahrhundert tragt er zum Verstandnis der Rolle bei, die Instrumente im Schnittfeld von Wissenschaft und Kunst spielen. Die Beitrage verfolgen dabei die Hypothese, dass die Entwicklung und Gestaltung von Instrumenten wesentlich zur Eroffnung neuer Felder des Wissens, zur Entstehung neuer kultureller Praktiken, aber auch zur Abgrenzung bestimmter Genres, Methoden und Disziplinen beitragt.

Modern Theories of Art: From impressionism to Kandinsky

Author: Moshe Barasch

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081471272X

Category: Art

Page: 390

View: 8541

"Bill Orr has produced a handy compendium of statistics, with cogent explanations, on the world economy in the 1990s. National incomes, output, trade, asset markets, debt, foreign aid and population are presented by nation, region and level of development. As a tool, it belongs in the office, study, or newsroom next to the dictionary, and the atlas." --Charles P. Kindleberger, Professor of Economics, Emeritus Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Global Economy in the 90s provides a broad statistical guide for all of us in an era of increasing international interdependence: a much-needed contribution. --Alfred J. Malabre, Jr., author of Within Our Means "Talk about timely! Like a light in the dark swamp of geo- political-governmental charts, graphs, and tables. [Orr] is there standing over your shoulder, showing you how he interprets each and every graph, and before you know it, you've got your calculator out, and you start to see things that you never saw before. It's addictive. No boring textbook, this book is a masterfully navigated experience through a very confusing jungle. Orr has taken the statistics from dozens of sources and recast them into graphs that are so easy to read. Try it yourself, open the book anywhere. This is a real gem." &#;Richard Barnaby, C.P.A., C.D.P.President, Business Support Services, Inc.Software for the Petroleum Trading Industry The Global Economy in the 1990s presents, in one comprehensive volume, essential facts and analyses of all aspects of an increasingly integrated global economy. Filled with hundreds of lively graphs that reveal trends and relationships, hundreds of tables that provide concrete numbers for individual research, and succinct short essays that put each facet of economic activity in its global context, this invaluable reference is derived and enhanced from over 20 official sources--including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, GATT, United Nations, the U.S. Federal Reserve System, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and the European Community.

Digital Places

Living with Geographic Information Technologies

Author: Michael Curry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134792360

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 3028

By offering an understanding of Geographic Information Systems within the social, economic, legal, political and ethical contexts within which they exist, the author shows that there are substantial limits to their ability to represent the very objects and relationships, people and places, that many believe to be most important. Focusing on the ramifications of GIS usage, Digital Places shows that they are associated with far-reaching changes in the institutions in which they exist, and in the lives of those they touch. In the end they call for a complete rethinking of basic ideas, like privacy and intellectual property and the nature of scientific practice, that have underpinned public life for the last one hundred years.

Konstruierte Sichtbarkeiten

Wissenschafts- und Technikbilder seit der Frühen Neuzeit

Author: Martina Heßler

Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag

ISBN: 3770542118

Category: Images, Photographic

Page: 425

View: 2817


Kulturen des Wissens im 18. Jahrhundert

Author: Ulrich Johannes Schneider

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110212404

Category: Science

Page: 694

View: 5213

This collected volume in the form of a handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the contents and processes of artistic and scientific education in the 18th century. The articles examine various knowledge discourses in literature, art, science and philosophy and take account of various "discourse locations" such as learned correspondence, libraries, the Jesuit order, schools, encyclopaedias, galleries etc. With this, the publication makes an essential contribution to clarifying questions of relevance for the 18th century and its significance for the humanities.

Fenestra prospectiva

Architektonisch inszenierte Ausblicke: Alberti, Palladio, Agucchi

Author: Gerd Blum

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110347636

Category: Art

Page: 494

View: 903

Aussichten auf Land, 'Landschaft' und Gärten sind ein bestimmendes Merkmal von Palästen und Villen der Frühen Neuzeit in Italien, deren Diskurse über ideale Orte und architektonisch inszenierte Aussichten in diesem Buch erstmals umfassend rekonstruiert werden. Die Wirkungsgeschichte des antiken Topos des ‚Theaters aus Anhöhen' als idealtypische Aussicht einer Villa wird ebenso dargestellt wie die Genese des neuzeitlichen, ungeteilt-rechtwinkligen Aussichtsfensters. Die gebaute fenestra prospectiva (so ein Terminus des römischen Rechts) ist ein prägendes, aber bislang nicht beachtetes Bildmedium, die Aussicht ein wichtiges Thema von Architekten und Auftraggebern der italienischen Renaissance.

Modern Theories of Art 2

From Impressionism to Kandinsky

Author: Moshe Barasch

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814739482

Category: Art

Page: 401

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In this volume, the third in his classic series of texts surveying the history of art theory, Moshe Barasch traces the hidden patterns and interlocking themes in the study of art, from Impressionism to Abstract Art. Barasch details the immense social changes in the creation, presentation, and reception of art which have set the history of art theory on a vertiginous new course: the decreased relevance of workshops and art schools; the replacement of the treatise by the critical review; and the interrelation of new modes of scientific inquiry with artistic theory and praxis. The consequent changes in the ways in which critics as well as artists conceptualized paintings and sculptures were radical, marked by an obsession with intense, immediate sensory experiences, psychological reflection on the effects of art, and a magnetic pull to the exotic and alien, making for the most exciting and fertile period in the history of art criticism.

Art in History, 600 BC - 2000 AD: Ideas in Profile

Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1781254117

Category: Art

Page: 298

View: 3454

Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics Art has always been part of history. But we often think of it as outside history. When we look at a painting by Raphael, Rembrandt or Rubens it speaks to us directly, but it's also an historical document, part of a living world. Renowned art historian Martin Kemp takes the reader on an extraordinary trip through art, from devotional works to the revolutionary techniques of the Renaissance, from the courtly Masters of the seventeenth century through to the daring avant-garde of the twentieth century and beyond. Along the way we encounter the great names of art history: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo; Vermeer and Velasquez; Picasso and Pollock. We get under the skin of the many 'isms', schools, styles and epochs. We see the complex sweep of art history with its innovations, collaborations, rivalries, break-throughs and masterpieces. Above all, Kemp puts art in context; art isn't about disembodied images, art itself is history. Part of the Ideas in Profile series, uniquely enlivened with animations and illustrations from the award winning studio Cognitive Media, Art in History is an indispensable, accessible and richly detailed guide to our culture, our history, our heritage and our art. Also available in two ebook formats. Please note that ISBN 9781782831020 is for the usual ebook format and 9781781254110 is for an enhanced edition with additional video and audio which should be used only with tablet devices that are capable of playing this additional content.

The Miracle of Analogy

or The History of Photography

Author: Kaja Silverman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804794006

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 8971

The Miracle of Analogy is the first of a two-volume reconceptualization of photography. It argues that photography originates in what is seen, rather than in the human eye or the camera lens, and that it is the world's primary way of revealing itself to us. Neither an index, representation, nor copy, as conventional studies would have it, the photographic image is an analogy. This principle obtains at every level of its being: a photograph analogizes its referent, the negative from which it is generated, every other print that is struck from that negative, and all of its digital "offspring." Photography is also unstoppably developmental, both at the level of the individual image and of medium. The photograph moves through time, in search of other "kin," some of which may be visual, but others of which may be literary, architectural, philosophical, or literary. Finally, photography develops with us, and in response to us. It assumes historically legible forms, but when we divest them of their saving power, as we always seem to do, it goes elsewhere. The present volume focuses on the nineteenth century and some of its contemporary progeny. It begins with the camera obscura, which morphed into chemical photography and lives on in digital form, and ends with Walter Benjamin. Key figures discussed along the way include Nicéphore Niépce, Louis Daguerre, William Fox-Talbot, Jeff Wall, and Joan Fontcuberta.

Experiencing Art

In the Brain of the Beholder

Author: Arthur Shimamura

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190240741

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 1028

How do we appreciate a work of art? Why do we like some artworks but not others? Is there no accounting for taste? Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to explore connections between art, mind, and brain, Shimamura considers how we experience art. In a thoughtful and entertaining manner, the book explores how the brain interprets art by engaging our sensations, thoughts, and emotions. It describes interesting findings from psychological and brain sciences as a way to understand our aesthetic response to art. Beauty, disgust, surprise, anger, sadness, horror, and a myriad of other emotions can occur as we experience art. Some artworks may generate such feelings rather quickly, while others depend on thought and knowledge. Our response to art depends largely on what we know--from everyday knowledge about the world, from our cultural backgrounds, and from personal experience. Filled with artworks from many traditions and time points, "Experiencing Art" offers insightful ways of broadening one's approach and appreciation of art.

Artificial Parts, Practical Lives

Modern Histories of Prosthetics

Author: David Serlin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814761977

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 2484

Of crucial strategic importance to both the British and the Continental Army, Staten Island was, for a good part of the American Revolution, a bastion of Loyalist support. With its military and political significance, Staten Island provides rich terrain for Phillip Papas's illuminating case study of the local dimensions of the Revolutionary War. Papas traces Staten Island's political sympathies not to strong ties with Britain, but instead to local conditions that favored the status quo instead of revolutionary change. With a thriving agricultural economy, stable political structure, and strong allegiance to the Anglican Church, on the eve of war it was in Staten Island's self-interest to throw its support behind the British, in order to maintain its favorable economic, social, and political climate. Over the course of the conflict, continual occupation and attack by invading armies deeply eroded Staten Island's natural and other resources, and these pressures, combined with general war weariness, created fissures among the residents of “that ever loyal island,” with Loyalist neighbors fighting against Patriot neighbors in a civil war. Papas’s thoughtful study reminds us that the Revolution was both a civil war and a war for independence—a duality that is best viewed from a local perspective.

Leonardo on Painting

An Anthology of Writings by Leonardo Da Vinci, with a Selection of Documents Relating to His Career as an Artist

Author: Leonardo

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300090956

Category: Art

Page: 328

View: 7840

This is a selection of Leonardo da Vinci's writings on painting. Martin Kemp and Margaret Walker have edited material not only from his so-called Treatise on Painting but also from his surviving manuscripts and from other primary sources.

Aesthetics A "e;Z

Author: Eran Guter

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686991

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 7335

An ideal guide to aesthetics