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Title Categories--on the beauty of physics : essential physics concepts and their companions in art and literature / science writer & editor, Emiliano Sefusatti ; collage artist, John Morse ; fine art & literature reviewer, Hilary Thayer Hamann.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Vernacular Press, [2005]


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 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  530 CATEGORIES    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  530 CA    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 276 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Categories ; bk. 1
Categories ; bk. 1.
Note "An H.T. Hamann book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-274) and index.
Contents How to use this book -- Introductions -- 1. Acceleration -- With an excerpt from Marshall McLuhan's Understanding media -- Edward Hopper's Nighthawks -- Suggested readings by Larry Gonick & Art Huffman, James Gleick, Daniel Keyes -- 2. Angle -- With an excerpt from Hayden White's Tropics of discourse -- Paul Cézanne's Mont Sainte-Victoire -- Suggested reading by Calvin Clawson, Stan Gibilisco, Ian Stewart -- 3. Angular velocity -- With an excerpt from Beowulf -- Alfred Stieglitz's Equivalent -- Suggested readings by Timothy Ferris, Kingfisher Publications, Scientific American -- 4. Antimatter -- With excerpts from Gary Zukav's The dancing Wu Li masters and H.G. Wells' The war of the worlds -- Henri Matisse's Venus -- Suggested readings by Gordon Fraser, Brian Greene -- Suggested film by Joseph McMaster -- 5. Chaos -- With an excerpt from Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn's The gulag archipelago -- Paolo Uccello's The battle of San Romano -- Suggested readings by James Gleick, Benoit Mandelbrot, John Briggs -- 6. Color -- With an excerpt from Vincent Van Gogh's Dear Theo -- Raphael's Madonna del Granduca -- Suggested readings by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Margaret Livingston, Jeanne Heifetz --
7. Electricity -- g With an excerpt from Benjamin Franklin's The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin -- John Sloan's The city from Greenwich Village -- Suggested readings by Martin Uman, Paul Horowitz & Winfield HIll, Robert Becker & Gary Selden -- 8. Energy -- With an excerpt from Daniel C. Dennett's Consciousness explained -- Gustav Klimt's The kiss -- Suggested readings by Helen Caldicott, Robert March -- 9. Entropy -- With excerpts from Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote and Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymandias" -- Leonardo Da Vinci's The last supper -- Suggested readings by Ian Stewart, Rudolf Arnheim, Richard Feynman, Robert Leighton, & Matthew Sands -- 10. Equation -- With an excerpt from Aristotle's The categories : on interpretation : prior analytics -- Piet Mondrian's Composition in color B. 1917 -- Suggested readings by Richard Friedberg, Albrecht Fölsing, Martin Gardner -- 11. Field -- With an excerpt from William Faulkner's The sound and the fury -- Helen Frankenthaler's Madame Matisse -- Suggested readings by Roger Penrose, Albert László Barabási, Fritjof Capra --
12. Force -- With an excerpt from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh -- Pablo Picasso's The tragedy -- Suggested readings by I. Bernard Cohen & Richard Westfall, Sir Isacc Newton, T.L. Heath -- 13. Friction -- With an excerpt from Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the artists : volume 1 -- Paul Gauguin's Vairumati -- Suggested readings by Bertrand Russell, David Lind & Scott Sanders, Sandor Nagyszalanczy, Robert Ehrlich -- 14. Gravity -- With an excerpt from Ernest Becker's The denial of death -- Giotto's The lamentation -- Suggested readings by Steven Weinberg, Alan Lightman, John Archibald Wheeler -- 15. Heat -- With an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau's Walden and other writings -- Georges de la Tour's The repentant Magdalen - Suggested readings by Ross Gelbspan, Gino Segré, Hans Christian Von Baeyer -- 16. Image -- With excerpts from Trinh T. Minh-Ha's Woman, native, other and Edward O. Wilson's On human nature -- The falling cow panel by Unknown -- Suggested readings by Faye Ginsburg, Lila Abu-Lughod, & Brian Larkin, Michel Foucault, John Berger -- 17. Light -- With an excerpt from The letters of Abelard and Heloise -- Marc Chagall's An angel -- Suggested readings by James Burke, Richard Feynman -- 18. Mass -- With an excerpt from Albert Einstein & Leopold Infeld's The evolution of physics -- Michaelangelo Buonarroti's Pieta -- Suggested readings by Lewis Mumford, Max Jammer -- Suggested film by Macgillivray Freeman films --
19. Measurement -- With an excerpt from Mircea Eliade's "Time and eternity in Indian thought" -- Canaletto's The grand canal from Carità to Bacino di S. Marco -- Suggested readings by Alex Hebra, David Bourg, Lee Smolin, Barry Zimmerman & David Zimmerman -- 20. Momentum -- With excerpts from Lewis Hyde's The gift and Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America -- Panel with striding lion by Unknown -- Suggested readings by Noam Chomsky, Fritjof Capra -- 21. Motion -- With an excerpt from Ayn Rand's Atlas shrugged -- Ludwig Van Beethoven's Ninth symphony -- Suggested readings by John Gribbins, Lewis Thomas, Howard Zinn, Sir James Jeans -- 22. Orbit -- With excerpts from Bruno Bettelheim's The uses of enchantment and Fritjof Capra's The web of life -- Mary Cassatt's The bath -- Suggested readings by Leïla Haddad & Alan Cirou, Andrew Mishkink, Adrian Malone -- 23. Particle -- With an excerpt from Marcel Proust's Swann's way -- Georges Seurat's A Sunday on la Grande Jatte -- Suggested readings by John Gribbin, Isaac Asimov, Toby E. Huff -- 24. Position -- With excerpts from Pearl S. Buck's The good Earth and Mary Wollstonecraft's A vindication of the rights of woman -- Alberto Giacometti's Walking man II -- Suggested readings by Dava Sobel, David Rumsey & Edith M. Punt --
25. Power -- With excerpts from John Berger's Ways of seeing and Niccolò Machiavelli's The prince -- Rogier Van Der Weyden's Portrait of a lady -- Suggested readings by Rodney Brooks, Richard Rhodes, Frank Barron, Alfonso Montuori, & Anthea Barros -- 26. Pressure -- With an excerpt from Lewis Mumford's The city in history -- Katsushika Hokusai's The great wave at Kanagawa -- Suggested readings by Craig Hogan, Rachel Carson, Jacques-Yves Cousteau & Frédérifc Dumas -- 27. Radiation -- With an excerpt from Albert Camus' The stranger -- Georgia O'Keeffe's Evening star no. VI -- Suggested readings by Nevil Shute, Erik Barnouw -- Suggested film by Daniel Goldberg -- 28. Reflection -- With excerpts from Alice Miller's The drama of the gifted child and Sir James Jeans' Science & music -- Diego Velázquez's Las meinas -- Suggested readings by Walter Benjamin, Gary Waldman -- 29. Refraction -- With an excerpt from Dylan Thomas' Under milk wood -- Annie Mae Young's Blocks and strips -- Suggested readings by Harald Falck-Yttr, Joseph Kasper & Steven Feller, John Alton -- 30. Relativity -- With an excerpt from Pablo Picasso's "Picasso speaks" -- René Magritte's Two mysteries -- Suggested readings by Albert Einstein, George Gamow --
31. Space-time -- With an excerpt from Kahlil Gibran's The prophet and Pablo Picasso's Les demoiselles d'Avignon -- Suggested readings by Janna Levin, Michio Kaku -- Suggested film by Harold Ramis -- 32. Spin -- With an excerpt from Antonio Carlo Jobim's Waters of March -- Vincent Van Gogh's Wheatfield with crows -- Suggested readings by Stephen Hawking, Richard Feynman, Murrary Gell-Mann -- 33. Torque -- With excerpts from W.E.B. Du Bois' The souls of black folk and Ernest Hemingway's The sun also rises -- Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec's Jane Avril -- Suggested readings by Henry Petroski, Thomas Kuhn, K.C. Cole -- 34. Uncertainty -- With an excerpt from William Shakespeare's Hamlet -- Maurice Denis' The green trees or Beech trees in Kerduel -- Suggested readings by F. David Peat, Douglas Hofstadter -- 35. Vector -- With an excerpt from Homer's The odyssey -- Jacques-Louis David's The death of Marat -- Suggested reading by Julian Barbour, Henry Petroski, Steven Pinker -- 36. Velocity -- With an excerpt from Clause Brown's Manchild in the promised land -- Robert Motherwell's No. 7 (from the Basque suit) -- Suggested readings by Edwin Abbott, Peter Hoffman -- Suggested film by Stacy Peralta --
37. Wave -- With an excerpt from Dziga Vertov's Kino eye -- Jacob Lawrence's The migration of the Negro, panel 3 -- Suggested readings by Sir James Jeans, George Gamow -- Suggested film by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, & Joel Bakan -- 38. Wave/particle duality -- With an excerpt from Gary Zukov's The dancing Wu Li masters -- Joan Miró's Une étoile caresse le sein d'une négresse (peinture-poème) -- Suggested readings by Roland Barthes, Ambrose Bierce, Lao Tzu -- 39. Work -- With excerpts from John Ruskin's The lamp of beauty and Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the artists : volume 1 -- Emile Bernard's The buckwheat harvest -- Suggested readings by Studs Terkel, Charles Panati -- Appendices -- Index.
Subject Physics.
Science and the arts.
Science -- Aesthetics.
Literature and science.
Added Author Hamann, H. T. (Hilary Thayer)
Morse, John.
Sefusatti, Emiliano.
Added Title On the beauty of physics
Essential physics concepts and their companions in art and literature
ISBN 0974026638
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