Art interprets the visible world, physics charts its unseen workings–making the two realms seem completely opposed. But in Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks. “Art and physics, like wave and particle, are an integrated duality: They are simply two different but complementary facets of a single description. A California surgeon explores the striking parallels in the evolution of Western art and science in this enlightening exploration of where ideas.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Accidentally discovered this book from the bookshelf of my professor. Parallel Visions in Space, Time and Light and it was written by a surgeon. We simply cannot perceive this unity because we are locked in our three dimensionality. One of the author’s reasons for undertaking this project was to come to appreciate modern art. Classical Art Ideal Philosophy. An intriguing look at the overlap between art, physics and society.

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Shlain’s suggestion that scientists have not so much been inspired by artists but have received initial inspiration ahd the same source–bringing to mind the possibility of a universal mind from which such ideas spring–is an intriguing one that offers a new window through which to view the dissemination of knowledge and ideas. He offers such a fresh perspective on how the artists using the laws of phys Accidentally discovered this book from the bookshelf of my professor.

Trivia About Art and Physics: He does it for love. That is why their languages are so poorly understood by people outside their fields. Leonard Shlain is not a physicist or really an artist, he’s a doctor.


In reality, the book is no less than an attempt to philosophically unify the realms of human understanding and creativity in the context of the universe.

Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light by Leonard Shlain

Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light. Customers who bought this item also bought. As in many other examples, the author just comes up with these obfuscatory statements without getting into any detail. A fascinating and provocative discussion–slow in coalescing but worth the wait. Jul 17, kyle added it Shelves: It depends on the curvature and topology: This may sound far out, but I would suggest you give this book a fighting chance.

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That doesn’t mean they have a mystical power. You can say, in a metaphorical sense, that the photon “experiences no time”, but even assuming that this is a meaningful statement we also need to take into account that, within the same considerations, that the photon travels zero distance; so the whole example is very dangerous and prone to misconception.

The Heart of Mathematics: Jul 17, Lynn Buschhoff rated it it was amazing Shelves: I bought it without realizing it was the same author. On the contrary, for small black holes the tidal forces would kill even well before the astronaut reaches the event horizon.

Van Gogh once wrote, “A child in the cradle has the infinite in its eye” Again, the author picks the most outlandish and speculative theories, rather than accepting the current overwhelming consensus that quasars are super-massive black holes at the center of galaxies.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The final chapters explore pjysics reasons why these connections occur. Sep 02, Maxine rated it it was amazing. I bought it witho I have lent this book out many times and I never seem to get it back.


Also, I would question how sensical it actually is to consider a case where the Lorentz conversion factor “gamma” goes to infinity — when you get infinity values you have to be very careful before making any assumptions and taking any conclusions. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. When you’re kids are old enough to feel a little brainy, give them this book. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I allowed myself to be changed.

Brain lateralization, or, the division of the right and left brain into proprietary functions of affect and logic, respectively, has been largely dismissed.

Leonard Shlain had an extraordinary mind. Professional academics, scientists, artists and so The full title of this book is Art and Physics: This ignorant attitude, unfortunately, has as much to do with the state of American public education as it does shlaim the myopic bigots who promulgate the stifling division.

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A truly well-educated person is firing on all cylinders, as it were. L eonard Shlain proposes that the visionary artist is the first member of a culture to see the world in a new way. Well, this is definitely a highly speculative hypothesis which has never been corroborated by even the flimsiest shred of evidence, and something against the current consensus – page