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

July 22, 2017

 If you love to geek out like I do and have a love for the arts, I'd highly recommend reading this gem.  Written by surgeon and art enthusiast Leonard Shlain. it was precisely this combination that allowed him to see the partnership & link scientific discoveries and art.  

 

 

 

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"Art interprets the visible world, physics charts its unseen workings--making the two realms seem completely opposed. But in Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their breakthroughs side by side throughout history to reveal an astonishing correlation of visions.

 

 

 

The vision of this book spans from the classical Greek sculptors, to artist such as Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns and dives into great minds like Aristotle & Einstein, noting how artists have foreshadowed the discoveries of scientists. One example is when Money and Cezanne intuited the coming upheaval in physics that Einstein would initiate. In this lively and colorful narrative, Leonard Shlain explores how artistic breakthroughs have prefigured the visionary insights of physicists throughout history. Provocative and original, Art & Physics is a seamless integration of the romance of art and the drama of science.

 

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