Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science

Anderson, G. 2017 ‘Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science’Intellect Press.

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In recent history, the arts and sciences have often been considered opposing fields of study, but a growing trend in drawing research is beginning to bridge this divide. Gemma Anderson’s Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science introduces tested ways in which drawing as a research practice can enhance morphological insight, specifically within the natural sciences, mathematics, and art.

Inspired and informed by collaboration with contemporary scientists and Goethe’s studies of morphology, as well as the work of artist Paul Klee, this book presents drawing as a means of developing and disseminating knowledge, and of understanding and engaging with the diversity of natural and theoretical forms, such as animal, vegetable, mineral, and four dimensional shapes. Anderson shows that drawing can offer a means of scientific discovery and can be integral to the creation of new knowledge in science as well as in the arts.

Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science: Book Review by Andrew Yang for SciArt Magazine, April 2018

Andrew S. Yang is an artist, scientist, and educator based in Chicago. He is Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and research associate and the Field Museum of Natural History. Read his review of Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science  here

For more info about Andrew’s work: www.andrewyang.net

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Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science: Book Review by Professor Barbara Tversky for 'Drawing, Research, Theory, Practice' Journal

Review for ‘Drawing, Research, Theory, Practice’ Journal, Intellect Press

Barbara Tversky is a cognitive psychologist who has done research in memory, categorization, spatial thinking and language, event perception and cognition, visual–spatial communication, gesture, creativity, art, and design. She has enjoyed collaborations with linguists, neuroscientists, philosophers, computer scientists, domain scientists, artists, musicians and designers. Currently, she is professor of psychology at Columbia Teachers College and professor of psychology emerita at Stanford University. She was educated at the University of Michigan and previously taught at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has served on numerous editorial boards, governing boards and programme committees, won awards for teaching and software, and is a fellow of the Cognitive Science Society, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Experimental Psychology, and the American Association of Arts and Sciences. She is President-Elect of the Association for Psychological Science.

Read her review of Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science here


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