By Eliane Strosberg

This day, artwork and technological know-how are frequently outlined against one another: one consists of the construction of person aesthetic items, and the opposite the invention of normal legislation of nature. all through human background, notwithstanding, the limits were much less truly drawn: wisdom and artifacts have frequently issued from a similar resource, the top and palms of the artisan. And artists and scientists have continually been associated, on a primary point, by way of their reliance on artistic thinking.

Art and Science is the single booklet to survey the important courting among those fields of undertaking in its complete scope, from prehistory to the current day. person chapters discover how technological know-how has formed structure in each tradition and civilization; how mathematical rules and fabrics technology have underpinned the ornamental arts; how the psychology of belief has spurred the advance of portray; how image layout and representation have advanced in tandem with equipment of medical study; and the way breakthroughs within the actual sciences have reworked the appearing arts. a few 265 illustrations, starting from masterworks via Dürer and Leonardo to the mind-blowing vistas printed by way of fractal geometry, supplement the wide-ranging text.

This new version of Art and Science has been up to date to hide the continuing convergence of artwork and expertise within the electronic age, a convergence that has ended in the emergence of a brand new kind of writer, the “cultural explorer” whose hybrid works of art defy all conventional categorization. it'll make thought-provoking analyzing for college kids and academics, staff in artistic and technical fields, and someone who's concerned with the heritage of human fulfillment.

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Bowersock remarks: The emergence of martyrologies, beginning in the second century, soon made more novels like the Clementine Recognitions superfluous. The martyr narratives were to provide the basis for an abundant production of instructive fiction in the centuries ahead, although the earliest martyr acts, based as they were on carefully maintained protocols of interrogation, had rather more historical veracity than was to be characteristic of the genre later.  141) These narratives, including the Recognitions, present themselves as true accounts, which of course belies their status as fictions.

23 24 2 The Poetic Pragmatics of Greek Myths: Referential Fiction and Ritual Performance Claude Calame1 In the movement of the Second Sophistic, at the close of Antonine rule, the sceptic philosopher Sextus Empiricus offers a seemingly modern definition of myth. As a presentation (ékthesis) of completed (gegónota) and therefore real actions, history (hístoría) is seemingly opposed to myth (mûthos), which refers to events that have not occurred (agéneta) and are therefore ‘mendacious’. If truth be told, the apparent structural opposition between history and myth, and by extension between factual and fictitious accounts, is immediately complemented by a third term: plásma; that is, fiction in its etymological sense: from the Latin fingere, ‘to make/fashion’, which corresponds exactly in its literal sense to the Greek pláttein, ‘to mould/shape’.

The novel lacks spatial roots. The deracinated world described in the novels thus mirrored, I imagined, the outer world that was beginning to transcend local particularisms but had not yet developed paradigmatic narratives of its own. The novel constructed an imaginary community of readers whose point of common reference was the novel itself, which is the condition for fiction. I even suggested that the quasi-fictional character of New Comedy was related to social conditions that to some extent resembled those in which the novel flourished: not all of the 245 plays produced by the comic playwright Alexis could have been staged at official dramatic festivals in Athens, and many must have been written for the travelling troupes of actors who put on entertainments in cities all around the Mediterranean.

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