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How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art
Arthur I. Miller

In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists illuminate the latest advances in science. Arthur I. Miller takes readers on a wild journey to explore this new frontier. From the movement’s origins a century ago—when Einstein shaped Cubism and X-rays affected fine photography—to the latest discoveries of biotechnology, cosmology and quantum physics, Miller shows how today’s artists and designers are producing work at the cutting edge of science.

"It's fascinating stuff."
The Bookseller  >> more

Colliding Worlds

July 2014 • £22.00 • ISBN 978 0 393 08336 1 • 352pp • 156 x 210mm • 70 illustrations; 8 pages of colour

What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
Marlene Zuk

"Zuk’s rebuttals are intelligent, informed and instructive..."
Times Higher Education

"...her [Zuk's] take on the many controversies and uncertainties surrounding evolution is both wise and measured."
The Guardian

"...Paleofantasy is a necessary corrective to so much new-age nincompoopery."
BBC Focus

"...elegant book...Zuk writes with a pleasant dry humour which intermittently sparkles."
Literary Review

"...this rigorous book is not about whether to eat wheat: it is an entertaining synthesis of the hard science on human evolution."
Summer Books, Nature

Longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014: The judges said: "Paleofantasy presents an interesting thesis that feels fresh in a very accessible way. The book represents an argument against the accepted wisdom of our time."  >> more

March 2014 • Paper • £9.99 • ISBN 978 0 393 34792 0 • 336pp • 140 x 210mm • 15 illustrations