Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
By Margaret Livingstone
How is it that the smile on DaVinci's Mona Lisa is just so enigmatic? What is it about Warhol's Electric Chair series that they appear to vibrate? Harvard neurobiology professor Margaret Livingstone connects science to the viewing and making of art in Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing. With explanations on common optical illusions, historical anecdotes, and her own research discoveries, this insightful book is a good read for the scientifically curious, as well as a technical reference guide for artists. Paperback, 208 pages.