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Picturing Science, Producing Art - Peter Galison

Picturing Science, Producing Art

By: Peter Galison (Editor), Caroline A. Jones (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th June 1998
ISBN: 9780415919128
Number Of Pages: 608

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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.

Table of Contents
Style as Inclusion, Style as Exclusion
The Affective Properties of Styles: An Inquiry into Analytical Process and the Inscription of Meaning in Art History
Style/Type/Standard: The Production of Technological Resemblance
The Body
Miracles of Bodily Transformation, or, HOw St. Francis Recieved the Stigmata
Lost Knowledge, Bodies of Ignorance, and the Poverty of Taxonomy as Illustrated by the Curious Fate of Flos Pavonis an Abortifacient
The Sex of the Machine: Mechanomorphic Art, New Women, and Francis Picabia's Neurasthenic
Deanimations: Maps and Portraits of Life Itself
Seeing Wonder
Vision and Cognition
Nature by Design
Impressed Images:Reproducing Wonders
Iconography Between the History of Art and the History of Science: Art, Science, and the Case of the Urban
Hieronymus Bosch's World Picture
Judgment Against Objectivity
Eclectic Subjectivity and the Impossibility of Female Beauty
Visualization and Visibility
Cultures of Vision
The Studio, the Laboratory, and the Vexations of Art
How to Be Iconophilic in Art, Science, and Religion?
On Astronomical Drawing
Attention and Modernity in the Ninteenth Century
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ISBN: 9780415919128
ISBN-10: 0415919126
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 11th June 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.58 x 17.48  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.9
Edition Number: 1