Seen Unseen: Art, science, and intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble telescope Hardcover – Oct 15 2006
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In Seen/Unseen, Kemp engages in some Leonardo da Vinci-like lateral thinking, tracking the parallel and often complementary ways in which artists and scientists have visualized the world from the fifteenth century to the present. Kemp connects the dots between, say, perspective in Renaissance painting to the three-dimensional computer models of today. Kemp's explications require the reader's close concentration as they illuminate not only painting, sculpture, photography, and satellite imaging but also anatomy, astronomy, particle physics, and advanced mathematics. This does not make for light reading, but the rewards are substantial. Kevin Nance
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"This well-illustrated book will appeal to anyone interested in form and perspective in the visual arts, as well as to science readers interested in perception and aesthetic sense."--Chemistry World
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