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There is art to be found in science books and science to be found in artist’s
books.
Although current society has come to think of science and math exclusively as “left-brained”
functions while art and creativity are considered “right-brained” activity, some book artists are bridging
this hemispheric divide with artist’s books and book arts inspired by science texts. These artist’s books
reflect upon or interpret significant works and concepts of astronomy, medicine, geology, physics and
more. Today’s mutually exclusive idea of “left-brained” and “right-brained” activity discounts longer
understood ideas that science is a creative pursuit—that there really is art to be found in science—and
that creative artworks often have some scientific basis and/or inspiration.

[Book] Art Inspired by Science [Books]

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