BOOK: ‘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.

From the backcover:
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.

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

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

SciArt Magazine

Leonardo Journal, MIT Press

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.

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Architectural Theory Review, Taylor & Francis

Drawing Resemblance: Mineral Nicknames and Isomorphology

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

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Leonardo Journal, MIT Press

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, Imagine Maths 4.

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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Artists Book: 'Isomorphology', Atlantic Press 2015

Available to purchase here: http://atlanticpressbooks.com/product/isomorphology/

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

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

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.

Coral: Something Rich and Strange

New Book out now: Coral: Something Rich and Strange

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

Isomorphology: The Exhibition

Gemma Anderson, Published by Ebb and Flow Gallery, London 2013

Available at printed matter:

http://printedmatter.org/catalogue

Artists Book: Isomorphology: An Introduction

Gemma Anderson, Published by Super/Collider, London 2013

Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists

Gemma Anderson, Wellcome Trust Arts Award 2010

Available at printed matter:

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

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Drawing Projects: An Exploration of the Language of Drawing

Mick Maslen and Jack Southern, Published by Black Dog, London 2011

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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