Wisconsin Water Library

Art + Science

Collaborations between artists and scientists continue to grow as both disciplines struggle to study, analyze and communicate complex scientific concepts. To see how these partnerships play out, the library has several books that illustrate this interdisciplinary approach to our favorite topic—water. If you know of other titles to include in our collection, we would love to hear from you. Just email askwater@aqua.wisc.edu.

Artscience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation
By David Edwards. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008.
This book shows how innovation in the "post-Google generation" is often catalyzed by those who cross the conventional line between the arts and sciences.

Fish in Art
By Christine E. Jackson. London: Reaktion Books, 2012.
"Fishes in Art" examines the diverse ways fishes have been presented by artists and what these images tell us about the catching, storage, preparation and cooking of fish over the centuries. The author analyses the economic, political and religious factors that engaged these artists, such as the rise and fall of ports across the world, the legacy of the Cod Wars and the various sacred decrees on the eating of fish.

The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
By Katharine Harmon; with essays by Gayle Clemans. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.
Harmon collects 360 colorful, map-related artistic visions by well-known artists—such as Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel and Vik Muniz—and many more less-familiar artists inspired by maps. Essays by Gayle Clemans bring an in-depth look into the artists' maps of Joyce Kozloff, Landon Mackenzie, Maya Lin and others.

Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan
By Kevin J. Miyazaki; foreword by Mary Louise Schumacher. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2014.
Milwaukee-based photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki embarked on a two-week, 1,800-mile drive around the perimeter of Lake Michigan to produce what he calls “a contemporary portrait of Lake Michigan.”

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, a Tale of Love & Fallout
By Lauren Redniss. New York: !t Books, 2011.
Presents the professional and private lives of Marie and Pierre Curie, examining their personal struggles, the advancements they made in the world of science and the issue of radiation in the modern world. UW-Madison’s Go Big Read selection for 2012/2013.

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Anyone in Wisconsin can borrow these books. Just email askwater@aqua.wisc.edu.

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