Innovation and Visualization

Trajectories, Strategies, and Myths


Amy Ione’s Innovation and Visualization is the first in detail account that relates the development of visual images to innovations in art, communication, scientific research, and technological advance. Integrated case studies allow Ione to put aside C.P. Snow’s “two culture” framework in favor of cross-disciplinary examples that refute the science/humanities dichotomy. The themes, which range from cognitive science to illuminated manuscripts and media studies, will appeal to specialists (artists, art historians, cognitive scientists, etc.) interested in comparing our image saturated culture with the environments of earlier eras. The scope of the examples will appeal to the generalist.


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Biographical Note

Amy Ione is currently the Director of The Diatrope Institute, a California-based group that disseminates information and engages in research exploring art, science and visual studies. She has published extensively on art, science and technology relationships. Ione’s artwork has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe, and is found in many collections.

Table of contents

Preface 1 Introduction: Two Cultures 2 Prelude 3 Art and Consciousness: Methodologies 4 Polyphonic Chords, Chromatic Painting and Synesthesia 5 Books, Rhetoric and Visual Art 6 Theory: Innovation: Practice 7 The Nineteenth Century: Painting, Photography and Vision Science 8 The Nineteenth Century: Inside Out and Upside Down 9 Working Space Revisited: Painting 10 Working Space Revisited: New Genres 11 Perception, Visual Art and the Brain 12 Viewing the Past: Conservation and Restoration Studies 13 Conclusion: Entering the Twenty-first century Notes on Chapter Title Quotes Bibliography Index

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