Science and Art|
Fall 2007 not offered
This course is an interdisciplinary lecture/laboratory course in which diverse science topics are explored through the lens of the visual arts. Topics to be considered will include the physics of light; the neurobiology of color vision; the chemistry of pigments, binders, lakes, and paints; the mathematics of composition and design; the psychology of perception; along with an overview of conservation science. In the laboratory component, students will perform a series of key experiments exploring basic knowledge in each of the various topic areas. Potential science majors and art majors will be given priority in forming the class, and having a secondary school chemistry course is advised.
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Ball P., BRIGHT EARTH: ART AND THE INVENTION OF COLOR, New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux. ix, 382; 2002.
Livingstone M., VISION AND ART: THE BIOLOGY OF SEEING, New York: Harry N. Abrams. 208p 2002.
Salso, R., COGNITION AND VISUAL ARTS, MIT Press, 1996.
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