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The Artful Universe : The Cosmic Source of Human Creativity

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Title:The Artful Universe : The Cosmic Source of Human Creativity
Price:GBP£6.00 (about USD$7.60)
Book ID:B009-2857
Publisher:Penguin, London, 1997
Edition:First Paperback Edition
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Penguin, 1997, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Paperback Edition

Why do we like certain types of art or music? What are the origins of our feeling for beauty? How does the structure, of our minds determine what philosophical problems we find challenging? In this original and thought-provoking investigation John D. Barrow provides some unexpected answers. Examining the links between art and science, he looks at some of the surprising ways in which the structure of the Universe has shaped our thoughts and our aesthetic preferences, asserting that our evolutionary history has given us a particular way of perceiving the world. Human creativity is revealed in a new light as Barrow considers such diverse topics as our instinct for language, the development and purpose of colour vision in living things and whether computer­generated art is 'real' art. He goes on to explore our understanding of music (he analyses music from a mathematical perspective) and how it has the power to influence human emotions in ways that other forms of organized complexity do not. Here is a different way of looking at science and art which will not only change the way we view the creation of art, but also the way we see the world in which we live. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 274 pages. White titles spine. illustrated by b/w. drawings & diagrams & with colour & b/w. photo's.. Includes bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Philosophy; Music; Art & Design. ISBN: 0140232494. ISBN/EAN: 9780140232493. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2857.
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