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Visionary Eye Essays in the Arts, Literature, and Science

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ISBN-10: 0262520680

ISBN-13: 9780262520683

Edition: 1981

Authors: Jacob Bronowski, Piero Ariotti, Rita Bronowski

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Mathematician, poet, philosopher, life scientist, playwright, teacher, Jacob Bronowski could readily be referred to as a Renaissance Man. But in the historical context that would do him a disservice: he is, par excellence, a Twentieth Century Man, who has traced the arts and sciences of earlier centuries and especially those of his own time to their common root in the uniquely human imagination. Bronowski is the author of such widely read books as The Ascent of Manand Science and Human Values. In 1977, The MIT Press published A Sense of the Future: Essays in Natural Philosophy. In those essays, the emphasis is on scientific questions, but in a number of them the notion of "art as a mode of…    
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 6/15/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 9.25" wide x 6.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682

Born in Poland, Jacob Bronowski moved to England at the age of 12. He received a scholarship to study mathematics at Cambridge University, where he earned a Ph.D. in 1933. At Cambridge, Bronowski edited a literary magazine and wrote verse. He served as lecturer at University College in Hull before joining the government service in 1942. During World War II Bronowski participated in military research. He pioneered developments in operations research, which enhanced the effectiveness of Allied bombing raids. After viewing the ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, Bronowski refused to continue military research and became involved with the ethical and technological issues related to…    

Introduction
Acknowledgments
The Nature of Art
The Imaginative Mind in Art
The Imaginative Mind in Science
The Shape of Things
Architecture as a Science and Architecture as an Art
Art as a Mode of Knowledge (The A. W. Mellon Lectures in Fine Arts for 1969)
The Power of Artifacts
The Speaking Eye, The Visionary Ear
Music, Metaphor, and Meaning
The Act of Recognition
Imagination as Plan and as Experiment
The Play of Values in the Work of Art
Index