In recent history, the arts and sciences have often considered opposing fields of study, but a growing trend in drawing research is beginning to bridge this divide. Gemma Anderson’s Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science introduces tested ways in which drawing as a research practice can enhance morphological insight, specifically within the natural sciences, mathematics and art.
Inspired and informed by collaboration with contemporary scientists and Goethe’s studies of morphology, as well as the work of artist Paul Klee, this book presents drawing as a means of developing and disseminating knowledge, and of understanding and engaging with the diversity of natural and theoretical forms, such as animal, mineral and four-dimensional shapes. Anderson shows that drawing can offer a means of scientific discovery and can be integral to the creation of knowledge in science as well as in the arts.
Intellect Books Ltd; October 2017
- ISBN: 9781783208111
- Edition: 1
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- Title: Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science
- Author: Gemma Anderson
In The Press
What is novel and exciting about Gemma Anderson's work is that it presents science and art as generally collaborative, showing how artistic expertise can play an integral role in scientific exploration. For this reason I believe it should have a real impact on this important interdisciplinary ambition.