Reductionism in Art and Brain Science

Bridging the Two Cultures

Eric R. Kandel



PAGES: 216
SIZE: 13,5 x 20 cm
EDITION: 1st print, September 2020 ,2020-09-30 15:50
HARDCOVER ISBN: 9786057685414

This book is the Turkish translation of Reductionism in Art and Brain Science, originally published by Columbia University Press.

Are art and science irreconcilably separated or can they find common ground? In this new book, Nobel laureate Eric R. Kandel, who also has a profound interested in art, questions the effect of science on experiencing and making sense of a work of art. This time around, Kandel’s work that exposes the neurobiological foundations of memory is focused on art, and he undertakes a neuroscientific analysis of modern artists who distill their subjective worlds onto color, form, and light.

In his work demonstrating how science can explore the complexities of human perception and help us perceive, appreciate, and understand wonderful works of art, Kandel depicts how reductionism contributes to the evolution of modern art. He recounts in detail how the art of painting adopts a reductionist approach to reach the abstract expressionism of Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, Louis, Turrell, and Flavin, from the works of Turner, Monet, Kandinsky, Schoenberg, and Mondrian, and at the end of this journey he analyses the works of Katz, Warhol, Close, and Sandback.

This book, which features full color reproductions of modern artistic masterworks as well as fascinating drawings of the brain is a masterpiece dealing with the mutual concerns of science and art and with how they inform each other.


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