Bibliography of books on art and science

Gregory Aharonian


On 7 May 1959, C.P. Snow gave a lecture where he pointed out the growing chasm between the world of art and the world of science that he described as the "Two Cultures". This website, and the following books, are evidence to the contrary, that the world of art and science are converging as the language of science is extended a bit (especially in the decades after C.P. Snow's lecture, and increasingly so in the 21st century) to provide a basis for art to become a formal science. Much like the art of alchemy in the 1700s had its last gasps in light of the growing science of chemistry, Art is becoming less an art and more a science. Alchemists turned into chemists when they stopped keeping secrets - so too should artists use science and patents to explain and share their secrets - it is an arrogance and conceit to think or do otherwise. Civilization should not have had to wait 500 years for an explanation of Mona Lisa's smile.

It is said that copyright lawyers are lawyers who don't know enough science and engineering to be patent lawyers. As art and entertainment more and more involves science and engineering, it seems a good idea to rely less on copyright lawyers for help with your intellectual property needs, and rely more on patent lawyers who have science and engineering degrees.

Note: the following bibliography are the easy books on the convergence of art and science. The advanced books, in a list to be coming, will blow most of your minds.
Aaron's code: meta-art, artificial intelligence and the work of Harold Cohen
      by Pamela McCorduck, W.H. Freeman and Co., 1991

Aesthetic measure
      by George David Birkhoff, Harvard University Press, 1933

Alfred Nobel - the poet
      by Ake Erlandsson, full text of article - the poetic side of the inventor of dynamite

The American Leonardo: a life of Samuel Morse
      by Carleton Moore, Octagon Books, 1949/1963; Samuel Morse was first successful American scientist/artist/businessman (with Benjamin Franklin 100 years earlier being the first successful American scientist/author/businessman). Sadly, Morse was a racist in the most heinous of ways.

Architecture and Geometry in the Age of the Baroque
      by George Hersey, University Chicago Press, 2001, ISBN 0-226-32784-1

Architecture is akin to music in that both should be based on the symmetry of mathematics. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Architecture of Science
      edited by Peter Galison and Emily Thompson, MIT Press, 1999, ISBN 0-262-07190-8

Art the Invention of Color
      by Philip Ball, Farrar Straus Giroux Publishers, 2001

Art and Physics: parallel visions in space, time & light
      by Leonard Shlain, HarperCollins Publishers, 1991

Art and Science
      by Elaine Strosberg, Abbeville Press Publishers, 2001

Art and Science, Art and Religion, Art and Production
      by Albert Gleizes, Editions Presence, 1970

Art and Science in the Age of Galileo: Painting the Heavens
      by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot & Jessica Hoffmann Davis, Wiley Publishers, 1997, ISBN 0-7879-1064-3

The Art and Science of Audio Book Production
      by Bill West, U.S. Library of Congress, 1995, available on Web

Art and Science of Portraiture
      by Eileen Reeves, Princeton University Press, 1999, ISBN 0-691-00976-7

Art and Science of Digital Compositing
      by Ron Brinkmann, Morgan Kaufmann / Academic Press, 1999, ISBN 0-12-133960-2

Art and Scientific Thought: Historical Studies toward a Modern Revision of Their Antagonism
      Martin Johnson, Columbia University Press, 1949 Available on the Web

Art and Visual Perception
      by Rudolf Arnheim, Univ. California Press, 1974

The Art of Chemistry: Myths, Medicines and Materials
      by Arthur Greenberg, Wiley Interscience, 2003, ISBN 9471071803

The Art of the Infinite
      by Robert and Ellen Kaplan, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-195-14743-X

Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and perspective
      by Prof. Joseph Dauben, available on Web

The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy
      by David Billington, Yale University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-300-09786-7

The Artful Universe
      by John Barrow, Clarendon Press, 1995, ISBN 0-19-853996-7

The Artistic Animal: an Inquiry into the Biological Roots of Art
      Alexander Alland Jr., Anchor Books, 1977, ISBN 0-385-09771-9 Available on the Web

The Bard on the Brain: Understanding the Mind through the Art of Shakespeare and the Science of Brain Imaging
      by Paul Matthews and Jeffrey McQuain, Dana Press/Univ. Chicago Press, 2003 ISBN 0-19-853996-7

"What's the one thing about science that you wish the public understood better?" - "That we are not nerds, but artists. That what we do and what we are is exciting, creative and fun." - molecular biology professor Bonnie Bassler, Nature, 17 July 2003, 256
The Beauty of Mathematics
      in Mayonnaise and the Origin of Life by Harold Morowitz, Berkeley Books, 1986, ISBN 0-425-09566-5 Text of essay.

Mathematics seems to be the only study that generates sufficient beauty for the physicist. ... The scientist uses mathematics because it gives him both an abbreviated way of representing experience and a deep understanding. Nevertheless there remains a whimsical wonder about why mathematics works. - Harold Morowitz
The Beginnings of the Change from Craft Mystery to Science as a Basis for Technology
      by A.R.J.P Ubbelohde in A History of Technology, Chapter 23, Clarendon Press, 1958, Text of essay.

Beyond the Outer Shores: the Untold Odyssey of Ed Ricketts, the Pioneering Ecologist who Inspired John Steinbeck and Joseph Campbell
      by Eric Enno Tamm, Four Walls Eight Windows Publishers, 2004

The Biological Foundations of Music
      edited by Robert Zatorre and Isabelle Peretz, New York Academy of Sciences, 2001, ISBN 1-57331-306-8

For Adam Antebi, a molecular biologist who has moonlighted as a professional saxophonist, science and music are as inextricably intertwined as the two strands of DNA's double helix. A conversation with him can drift from the cellular growth patterns of the slithering roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, to the legacies of jazz greats John Coltrane and Miles Davis, and he himself has crossed back and forth between the two worlds. He is currently a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, where he has been unearthing insights into the genetics of development and aging in C. elegans. He has also jammed with the best in major jazz clubs, played backup for Aretha Franklin, and recorded with the popular ska band Bim Skala Bim and with jazz legends including Cyrus Chestnut, Marshall Allen, and Victor Gaskins. from 'All That Jazz' by I. Chen in the 9 April 2003 issue of Sci Aging Knowl Environ.
The Biological Origins of Art
      Nancy Aiken and Seymour Itzkoff, Praeger Publishers, 1998, ISBN 0-275-95901-5 Available on the Web

The Body in the Library: A Literary History of Modern Medicine
      edited by Iain Bamforth, Verso, 2003

"Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it." - Bertol Brecht
The Body of an Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution
      by Pamela Smith, Univ. Chicago Press, 2004, ISBN 0-226-76399-4

Alexander Borodin: professional organic chemist and amateur composer
      by Nick Cahm, 2000, available on the Web

Bridgescape: The Art of Designing Bridges
      by Frederick Gottemoeller, John Wiler & Sons, 2004, ISBN 0-471-26773-2

The Brush and the Compass: the Interface Dynamics of Art and Science
      by Paul Hartal, Univ. Press of America, 1988

Independent filmmaker Shane Carruth, in an interview in the 19 October 2004 issue of New York Times (page B5) talks the similarity of math and writing: "I feel like math and writing are the same thing. You're putting together a lot of complex things to satisfy different requirements. It's got to be aesthetically pleasing; it' got to have subtext; it's got to convey information. In school, when I got into upper-level math, there would be times when I would wake up from a dream and have - not an answer, exactly, but a direction to pursue. My writing has always been like that. I wake up from dreams knowing which direction to go in. So I find it hard to believe that there's a part of your brain for math and a separate part for art."
Categories: On The Beauty of Physics - essential physics concepts and their companions in art and literature
      by Hilary Hamann, Vernacular Press, 2005, ISBN 0-970-02663-8

Catharsis: On the Art of Medicine
      by Andrzej Szczeklik, UChicago Press, 2005, ISBN 0-226-78869-5 - how medicine and art share common roots and pose common challenges

Color and Meaning: Art, Science and Symbolism
      by John Gage, U. California Press, 1999, ISBN 0-520-22039-0

Color Order Systems in Art and Science
      with 59 color systems from Pythagoras to the 20th century, available on the Web

Colour Engineering: Achieving Device Independent Colour
      edited by Philip Green and Lindsay MacDonald, John Wiley & Sons, 2002, ISBN 0-471-48688-4

Computational Color Technology
      by Henry King, SPIE Press, 2006, ISBN 0-8194-6119-9

Computer Models of Musical Creativity
      by David Cope, MIT Press, 2005, ISBN 0-262-03338-0

Connections: the Geometric Bridge between Art and Science
      by Jay Kappraff, McGraw Hill, 1991

Continuity and Change in Art: the Development of Modes of Representation
      Sidney Blatt, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1984, ISBN 0-275-95901-5 Available on the Web

Creativity and Irrational Forces - Eccentric Artists and Mad Scientists
      by Laura Gosselink, 1999 available on the Web

Cross-Pollinations: the Marriage of Science and Poetry
      by Gary Paul Nabhan, Milkweed Press, 2004

Curvilinear Perspective: from Visual Space to the Constructed Image
      by Andre Barre and Albert Flocon, U. California Press, 1987, ISBN 0-520-05979-4

Cybernetics of Art
      by M. J. Rosenberg, Gordon & Breach Science Publishers, 1983

Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, in an interview in the 22 November 2003 issue of New Scientist (page 48) talks about what motivates mathematicians: "Mathematics is something that will never come to an end. It is a bit like the Greek monster, the hydra. You chop off one head and two more appear. Each discovery suggests that more interesting, intriguing things lie beyond it. I think that is what keeps people going. You get so wound up in this world of numbers and you are just desperate to know what is on the other side of this mountain. This is what keeps you going." Had the interviewer asked du Sautoy (who plays the trumpet) what motivates musicians, he might have answered as follows: "Music is something that will never come to an end. It is a bit like the Greek monster, the hydra. You chop off one head and two more appear. Each discovery suggests that more interesting, intriguing things lie beyond it. I think that is what keeps people going. You get so wound up in this world of notes and you are just desperate to know what is on the other side of this mountain. This is what keeps you going."
Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty that Causes Havoc
      by Arthur I. Miller, Basic Books, 2001, ISBN 0-465-01859-9

Mathematics rightly viewed possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture ... yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. - Bertrand Russell
"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." - Albert Einstein, 1 May 1935, New York Times
I think there is a moral to this story, namely that it is more important to have beauty in one's equations than to have them fit experiment. .... If seems that if one is working from the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one is on a sure line of progress. If there is not complete agreement between the result of one's work and experiment, one should not allow oneself to be too discouraged, because the discrepancy may well be due to minor features that are not properly taken into account and that will get cleared up with further developments of the theory..." - Paul Dirac, Scientific American, May 1963
The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry
      by Jay Hambidge, Dover Books, 1967
Instinctive art without mental control is bound to fail, to end in incoherence. In art the control of reason means the rule of design. Without reason art becomes chaotic. Instinct and feeling must be directed by knowledge and judgment. It is impossible to correlate our artistic efforts with the phenomena of life without knowledge of life's processes. Without mental control, instinct, or feeling compels the artist to follow nature as a slave a master. He can direct his artistic fate only be learning nature's ideal and going directly for that as a goal. As the trend of the individual and of society seems to be toward an advance from feeling to intelligence, from instinct to reason, so the art effort of man must lead to a like goal. The world cannot always regard the artist as a mere medium who reacts blindly, unintelligently, to a productive yearning. There must come a time when instinct will work with, but be subservient to, intelligence. Jay Hambidge
Emblems of Mind: the inner life of music and mathematics
      by Edward Rothstein, Avon Books, 1995

Emerson's Life in Science
      by Laura Dassow Walls, Cornell University, 2003, ISBN 0-801-44044-0 - account of poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson's becoming the dominant prophet of American science and technology

Here, where we reach the sphere of mathematics, we are among processes which seem to some the most inhuman of all human activities and the most remote from poetry. Yet it is here that the artist has the fullest scope of his imagination. - Havelock Ellis
Engineering and the Mind's Eye
      by Eugene Ferguson, MIT Press, 1992, ISBN 0-262-06147-3 - "Eugene Ferguson demonstrates that good engineering is as much a matter of intuition and nonverbal thinking as of equations and computation."

The Equations: Icons of Knowledge
      by Sander Bais, Harvard Univ. Press, 2005, ISBN 0-674-01967-9 - "The book conveys the beauty of seventeen fundamental scientific equations".

Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science and the Spiritual
      by Lynn Gamwell, 2002

Foundations of diatonic theory: a mathematically-based approach to music fundamentals
      by Timothy Johnson, Key College Publishing, 2003, ISBN 1-930198-80-8

Fiction in the Quantum Universe
      Susan Strehle, University of North Carolina Press, 1992, ISBN 0-8078-2024-5 Available on the Web

Fragments of Infinity: a Kaleidoscope of Math and Art
      by Ivars Peterson, 2001

Functional Color
      by Faber Birren, Crimson Press, 1937

Might is geometry; joined with art, resistless. - Euripedes
Geometry and the Visual Arts
      by Dan Pedoe, Dover Publications, 1976

"Now the sole reason why painters of this sort [inept performers] are not aware of their own error is that they have not learnt Geometry, without which no one can either be or become an absolute artist; but the blame for this should be laid upon their masters, who are themselves ignorant of this art." - Albrecht Durer, The Art of Measurement, 1525
The Geometry of an Art: the History of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Monge
      by K. Andersen, Springer Verlag, 2005, ISBN 0-387-25961-9

The Geometry of Art and Life
      by Matila Ghyka, Dover Publications, 1977, ISBN 0-486-23542-4

The Geometry of Multiple Images
      by Olivier Faugeras and Quang-Tuan Luong, MIT Press, 2001, ISBN 0-262-06220-8

Handbook of scientific photography
      by Alfred Baker, Focal Press, 1988, 0-240-51742-3

Harmony: a Psychoacoustical Approach
      by Richard Parncutt, Springer Verlag, 1989, ISBN 0-387-51279-9

I remember perfectly well the intense satisfaction and delight with which I had listened, by the hour, to Bach's fugues . . . and it has often occurred to me that the pleasure derived from musical compositions of this kind . . . is exactly the same as in most of my problems of morphology . . . that you have the theme in one of the old masters' works followed out in all its endless variations, always reappearing and always reminding you of the unity in variety.
The Image and the Eye: Further Studies in the Psychology of Pictorial Representations
      by Ernest Gombrich, Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1982

Images and Understanding
      edited by Barlow, Blakemore & Weston-Smith, Cambridge U. Press, 1990, ISBN 0-521-36944-4

Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology
      by Stephen Wilson, MIT Press, 2003, ISBN 0-262-73158-4

Information Processing Approaches to Visual Perception
      edited by Ralph Norman Haber, Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1969

Insight and Outlook: an Inquiry into the Common Foundations of Science, Art and Social Ethics
      Arthur Koestler, Macmillan, 1949 Available on the Web

Invented Worlds: the Psychology of the Arts
      by Ellen Winner, Harvard University Press, 1982, ISBN 0-674-46360-9

The Invention of Art
      by Larry Shiner, University Chicago Press, 2001, ISBN 0-226-75342-5

The Invention of Infinity: Mathematics and Art in the Renaissance
      by J.V. Field, Oxford University Press, 1997, ISBN 0-196-52394-7, Book Review

Inventivity: how man creates in art and science
      by Robert E. Mueller, John Day Company, 1964

John Constable's Skies: a fusion of art and science
      by John Thomas, Univ. Birmingham Press, 1999

The Languages of Edison's Light
      by Charles Bazerman, MIT Press, 1999, ISBN 0-262-02456-X

Laser Techniques and Systems in Art Conversation
      ed. Renzo Salimbeni, SPIE Conference Proceedings, vol. 4402, 2001, International Society for Optical Engineers, ISBN 0-8194-4097-3

Machine in the Studio
      by Caroline Jones, Univ. Chicago Press, 1996, ISBN 0-226-40648-2

Main Trends in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art
      Mikel Dufrenne, Holmes & Meier, 1979, ISBN 0-8419-0507-X Available on the Web

Materials and Designs: the Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design
      by Mike Ashby and Kara Johnson, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002, ISBN 0-7506-5554-2

Math and the Mona Lisa: the Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
      by Bulent Atalay, Smithsonian Books, 2004

Mathematical Basis of the Arts
      by Joseph Schillinger, Philosophical Library, 1948

Mathematical Theory of Aesthetics and its applications to Poetry and Music
      by George David Birkhoff, Rice Institute Pamphlet, 1932, 189-342

... it is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul ... imagination and invention are identical ... the poet has only to perceive that which others do not perceive, to look deeper than others look. And the mathematician must do the same thing. - Sonya Kovalevsky
Mathematics and Culture
      by Michele Emmer, Springer Verlag, 2004, ISBN 3-540-01770-4

Mathematics and Culture II: Visual Perfection: Mathematics and Creativity
      by Michele Emmer, Springer Verlag, 2005, ISBN 3-540-21368-6

Mathematics and Humor: a Study of the Logic of Humor
      by John Allen Paulos, University Chicago Press, 1980, ISBN 0-226-65025-1

Mathematics of Musical Instruments
      by Rachel Hall and Kresimir Josic, 2000, available on the Web

Mathematics, Art, Technology and Cinema
      by Michele Emmer and Mirella Manaresi, Springer Verlag, 2003, ISBN 3-540-00601-X

Modeling Creativity and Knowledge-Based Creative Design
      by John Gero and Mary Lou Maher, Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 1993, ISBN 0-8058-1153-2

Modern Analytical [Chemistry] Methods in Art and Archaeology
      Edited by Enrico Ciliberto and Giuseppe Spoto, John Wiley & Sons, 2000, ISBN 0-471-29361-X

The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age
      by Susan Anker and Dorothy Nelkin, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004

The Moon: Myth and Image
      by Jules Cashford, 2002

Music and Mathematics: from Pythagoras to Fractals
      ed. by John Fauvel, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-19-851187-6

Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound: an Introduction to Psychoacoustics
      ed. by Perry Cook, MIT Press, 2001

Music is the pleasure the human soul experiences from counting without being aware it is counting. - Gottfried Leibniz
Music, Physics and Engineering
      by Harry Olson, Dover Publications, 1967, ISBN 0-486-21769-8

Musical Instruments and Eigenvalues
      by V.E. Howle and Lloyd Trefethen, 1997, available on the Web

Musimathics: the Mathematical Foundations of Music, Volume 1
      by Gareth Loy, MIT Press, 2006, ISBN 0-262-12282-0

Nature Exposed: Photography as Eyewitness in Victorian Science
      by Jennifer Tucker, John Hopkins University Press, 2005, ISBN 0-8018-7991-4

On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological basis of the Theory of Music
      by Hermann von Helmholtz, 1863 (Dover Publications, 1954)

On the Significance of Art and Science
      by Leo Tolstoy - Available on the Web.

Addiction to discovery - that's the mark of a scientist, and the same I think is true of the artist. - Stanford University marine biologist Stephen Palumbi, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 April 2006
The Painter's Secret Geometry: a Study of Composition in Art
      Charles Bouleau and Jacques Villon, 1963, Harcourt Brace & World, 1963. Available on the Web

Perception and Artistic Style
      edited by D.M. Parker and J.B Deregowski, North Holland Elsevier, 1990

The Philosophy of Composition
      by Edgar Allan Poe, in Graham's Magazine, April 1846, pp. 163-167. Text of essay.

Physics and Music: the Science of Musical Sound
      by Harvey White and Donald White, Holt Rinehart Winston, 1980, ISBN 0-03-045246-5

Physics and Psychophysics of Music
      by Juan Roederer, Springer Verlag, 1995, ISBN 0-387-94298-X

Physics of Musical Instruments
      by Norman Fletcher and Thomas Rossing, Springer Verlag, 1998, ISBN 0-387-98374-0

Picturing Science, Producing Art
      edited by Caroline Jones & Peter Galison, Routledge, 1998, ISBN 0-415-91912-6

The mathematician does not study pure mathematics because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it and he delights in it because it is beautiful. .... the feeling of mathematical beauty, of the harmony of numbers and of forms, of geometric elegance. It is a genuinely esthetic feeling, which all mathematicians know. And this is sensitivity. - Henri Poincare
Principles of Form and Design
      by Wucius Wong, Van Nostrand Publishers, 1993

Wherever there is number, there is beauty. .... This, therefore is mathematics: she reminds you of the invisible form of the soul; she gives to her own discoveries; she awakens the mind and purifies the intellect; she brings light to our intrinsic ideas; she abolishes oblivion and ignorance which are ours by birth. - Proclus
Psychology and Visual Aesthetics
      by R. W. Pickford, Hutchinson Educational, 1972, ISBN 0-09-110820-9

The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain
      by Robert Solso, MIT Press, 2004, ISBN 0-262-19484-8

The Psychology of Music
      edited by Diana Deutsch, Academic Press, 1982, ISBN 0-12-213560-1

The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-photographic Era
      by William Mitchell, MIT Press, 1992, ISBN 0-262-13286-9

Rhetoric of Machine Aesthetics
      by Barry Brummett, Praeger Publishers, 1999, ISBN 0-275-96644-5, Available on the Web

River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
      by Rebecca Solnit, Viking Press, 2003, ISBN 0-670-03176-3
"In the eight years of his motion-study experiments, [Muybridge] also became a father, a murderer, and a widower, invented a clock, patented two photographic innovations, achieved international renown as an artist and a scientist, and completed four other major photographic projects. - Rebecca Solnit"
Sacred Geometry
      by Robert Lawlor, Crossroad Publishing, 1982

Science and the Creative Spirit: Essays on Humanistic Aspects of Science
      Karl Deutsch et al., University of Toronto Press, 1958 Available on the Web

The Science and Art of Renaissance Music
      by James Haar, Princeton University Press, 1998, ISBN 0-691-02874-5

The Science of Art: Optical themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat
      by Martin Kemp, Yale University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-300-05241-3

The Science of Art: The Cybernetics of Creative Communication
      by Robert E. Mueller, John Day Company, 1967

The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe
      by Brian Ogilvie, Univ. Chicago Press, 2006, 0-226-62087-5

The Science of Harry Potter
      by Roger Highfield, Penguin Putnam, 2002, ISBN 0-7553-1150-7

The Science of Music
      Robin Maconie, Oxford University Press, 1997, ISBN 0-19-816648-6 Available on the Web

Science on Stage: from Doctor Faustus to Copenhagen
      by Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Princeton University Press, 2006. Reviews 122 plays in the last 400 years that make central use of scientific subjects.

Science within Art
      by Lynette Rhodes, Cleveland Museum of Arts, 1980

The Sciences and the Arts: a New Alliance
      Harold Gomes Cassidy, Harper & Brothers, 1962 Available on the Web

Scientific Detection of Fakery in Art
      SPIE Conference Proceedings (vols 3315 [1998] and 3851 [2000]), International Society for Optical Engineers, ISBN 0-8194-2755-1, 0-8194-3444-2

Scientific Thought in Poetry
      Ralph Crum, Columbia University Press, 1931 Available on the Web

La Scienza e L'Arte
      by Ugo Volli, Gabriele Mazzotta publisher, 1972

Seen/Unseen: Art, Science and Intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble Telescope
      by Martin Kemp, Oxford University press, 2006

Shelley's Use of Science in Prometheus Unbound
      Carl Grabo, University of North Carolina Press, 1930 Available on the Web

Space: in science, art and society
      ed. Francois Penz, Cambridge U. Press, 2004, ISBN 0-521-82376-5

Spirit of the Machine: Technology as an Inspiration in Architectural Design
      by Robert Kronenburg, Wiley-Academic, 2001, ISBN 0-471-97860-4

Symmetry [in Art and Science]
      by Hermann Weyl, Princeton University Press, 1952

Texturing and Modeling: a Procedural Approach
      by David Ebert et al., Elsevier Science, 2003, ISBN 1-55860-848-6

This is Your Brain on Music: the Science of a Human Obsession
      by Daniel Levitin, Dutton Books, 2006, ISBN 0-525-94969-0

The Universe and the Tea Cup: the Mathematics of Truth and Beauty
      by K.C. Cole, Harcourt Brace, 1997

Vision and invention: an introduction to art fundamentals
      by Calvin Harlan, Prentice Hall, 1986, ISBN 0-130942228-5

Vision and Art: the Biology of Seeing
      by Margaret Livingstone, Harry Abrams Publishers, 2002

'Mathematizing' may well be a creative activity of man, like language or music, of primary origality. - Herman Weyl
Why We Feel: the Science of Humans Emotions
      by Victor Johnston, Perseus Books, 1999, ISBN 0-7382-0316-5 Available on the Web

Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contigent happenings. - Alfred North Whitehead
Women, Art and Geometry in Southern Africa
      by Paulus Gerdes, Africa World Press, 1998, ISBN 0-86543-601-0, Book Review

Women, Art and Technology
      edited by Judy Malloy, MIT Press, 2003, ISBN 0-262-13424-1

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
      by Walter Benjamin, 1936, Available on the Web.