Swept Into the Modern Along with Science

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Science  20 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5602, pp. 2333-2334
DOI: 10.1126/science.1079572

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Exploring the Invisible Art, Science, and the Spiritual. Lynn Gamwell. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2002. 344 pp. $49.95, £35. ISBN 0-691-08972-8.

In this exploration of the impact of modern science on the visual arts, Gamwell argues that the shift to a scientific worldview led to the emergence of abstract art.