Publications

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 in Mathematics: From Inverse Vision to the Liberation of Form

Anderson, G., Buck, D., Coates, T. and Corti, A. 2015 ‘Drawing in Mathematics: From Inverse Vision to the Liberation of Form’, Leonardo, 48 (5), pp. 439-448.

Drawing Resemblance: Mineral Nicknames and Isomorphology

Anderson, G. 2016 ‘Drawing Resemblance: Mineral Nicknames and Isomorphology’, Architectural Theory Review, 20(30) 336-349.

Endangered: A Study of Morphological Drawing in Zoological Taxonomy

Anderson, G. 2014 ‘Endangered: A Study of Morphological Drawing in Zoological Taxonomy’ Leonardo, 47(3), pp. 232–240.

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Notes from an Artistic Collaboration

Anderson, G. and Corti, A. 2015 ‘Notes from an Artistic Collaboration’, in Emmer,M. and Abate, M. (eds.) Imagine Maths 4. Unione Matematica Italiana; pp.72-82.

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Isomorphology

New 'Isomorphology' book published with Atlantic Press 2015

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Isomorphology: An Introduction to Principles and Practice

Anderson, G. 2016 ‘ISOMORPHOLOGY: An Introduction to Principles and Practice’, Journal of Zoology Blog, 20 April 2016.

Take drawing seriously as mode of enquiry

Anderson, G. 2016 ‘Take drawing seriously as mode of enquiry’, British Council, Voices Magazine, 19 February 2016.

Drawing as a way of knowing

Anderson, G. 2016 ‘Drawing as a way of knowing’, Interalia Magazine, Drawing Thoughts, 20/21, January 2016. Invited contribution to Interalia - a magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences and consciousness.

A process ontology for biology

Dupré, J. 2015 ‘A process ontology for biology’, Physiology News, 100, Autumn 2015, 32-34. Cover artwork from the Isomorphogenesis series.

Drawing the real and the unknown: A look at a project by Gemma Anderson'

Hernly, K. 2015, Drawing the real and the unknown: A look at a project by Gemma Anderson', Drawing Research Theory and Practice Journal, Intellect Press.

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Drawing in Mathematics: Geometry, Reasoning and Form

Anderson, G., Buck, D., Coates, T. and Corti, A. 2014 ‘Drawing in Mathematics: Geometry, Reasoning and Form’, TRACEY, (Online Journal: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/microsites/sota/tracey/journal/thin/2014/anderson.html

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Isomorphology: Drawing Research and Methodology

Anderson, G. 2013 ‘Isomorphology: Drawing Research and Methodology’, Proceedings of the Drawing Research Network 2013 Conference / Thinking Through Drawing Seminar, Teachers College - Columbia University + The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Conversation between Johanna Zinecker and Gemma Anderson

Zinecker, J. and Anderson, G. 2013 ‘Conversation between Johanna Zinecker and Gemma Anderson’, in Gemma Anderson: Isomorphology, London: Ebb and Flow 2013: 44-51.

Isomorphology – an introduction

Ambrosio, C. 2013 ‘Isomorphology – an introduction’, in Gemma Anderson: Isomorphology, London: Ebb and Flow 2013: 6-9.

New Book out now: Coral: Something Rich and Strange

available from Liverpool Press, www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk

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Isomorphology: The Exhibition, Gemma Anderson, Published by Ebb and Flow Gallery, London 2013

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http://printedmatter.org/catalogue

Isomorphology: An Introduction, Gemma Anderson, Published by Super/Collider, London 2013

Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists, by Gemma Anderson, Wellcome Trust Arts Award 2010

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http://printedmatter.org/catalogue/moreinfo.cfm?title_id=93746

Drawing Projects: An Exploration of the Language of Drawing by Jack Southern and Mick Maslen, Published by Black Dog, London 2011