Crossing over : where art and science meet
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Published:
New York : Three Rivers Press, [2000].
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
ISBN:
060980586X, 9780609805862
Physical Desc:
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Status:
CCU Circulating Books (Lower Level)
OVER Q 171 .G685 2000
Description
Crossing Over, the latest of three collaborations between scholar Stephen Jay Gould and artist Rosamond Wolff Purcell, brings together thought-provoking essays and uncannily beautiful photographs to disprove the popular notion that art and science exist in an antagonistic relationship. The essays and photographs collected here present art and science in conversation, rather than in opposition. As Gould writes in his preface, although the two disciplines may usually communicate in different dialects, when juxtaposed they strikingly reflect upon and enhance one another. Working together, Purcell's photographs and Gould's scientific musings speak to us about ourselves and our world in a hybrid language richer than either could command on its own. In an essay on individuality, for instance, Gould looks through the lens of evolutionary theory to address the controversial issue of cloning and the often misguided fears it evokes. As a society that exalts the concept of the individual, Gould argues, we sometimes fail to recognize that clones walk among us. Identical twins represent "the greatest of all challenges to our concept of individuality." Rosamond Purcell's photograph depicting the famous Siamese conjoined twins Eng and Chang conveys an eerie feeling that cannot be captured in words. Through its unique combination of words and photographs, Crossing Over prompts us to ponder not only the basis of the false dichotomy between art and science, but also the distinction of mind and nature, and of all humanly imposed categories of order. Gould and Purcell's work convinces the reader that a provocative interplay between art and science is not only possible, but inevitable and necessary as well.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gould, S. J., & Purcell, R. W. (2000). Crossing over: where art and science meet. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gould, Stephen Jay and Rosamond Wolff. Purcell. 2000. Crossing Over: Where Art and Science Meet. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gould, Stephen Jay and Rosamond Wolff. Purcell, Crossing Over: Where Art and Science Meet. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gould, Stephen Jay., and Rosamond Wolff Purcell. Crossing Over: Where Art and Science Meet. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2000. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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