[RE]Imagining Science

[RE]Imagining Science

Irmscher, Christoph; Purcell, Rosamond
Distribution: World
Publication date: 06/05/2017
Format: Paperback 30 color illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-02979-9
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The visual arts and sciences have a shared history of creativity and parallel paths of experimentation, goal seeking, and trial and error. Both disciplines employ innovative techniques and novel materials that help their practitioners develop new ideas, discoveries, and visual products. [RE]Imagining Science, a catalogue featuring art and science projects primarily based at Indiana University, highlights distinctive types of collaborations that occur within this genre of contemporary practice.

Author Bio

Christoph Irmscher is Provost Professor of English at Indiana University Bloomington and George
F. Getz Jr. Professor in the Wells Scholars Program, which he also directs. Among his books
are The Poetics of Natural History, Longfellow Redux, Private Poet, Public Man, and Louis
Agassiz: Creator of American Science
. He is the editor of the Library of America edition of John
James Audubon's Writings and Drawings.

Rosamond Purcell is a photographer known for her work in natural history collections and for
the recreation of the seventeenth century Danish museum of Ole Worm. Her books include Egg
& Nest, Bookworm
, and(with Ricky Jay)  Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck. She is  author
of Owls Head: On the Nature of Lost Things, a biography of a junkyard.

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