Specialist Art and Cultural History publishers Brill/Rodopi have just published a major new collection of essays, Art and Science in Word and Image Exploration and Discovery (Leiden and Boston: Brill/Rodopi, January 2019). Based on the 2014 International Association of Word and Image Studies Triennial Conference hosted by the School of Humanities in Dundee, the collection is edited by Keith Williams and Chris Murray, in collaboration with Sophie Aymes (University of Bourgogne, France) and Jan Baetens (University of Leuven, Belgium). It is volume 9 in Rodopi/Brill’s long running and prestigious Word and Image Interactions series.
The collection considers the creative symbioses between the Arts and the Sciences, using the work of local polymath and first professor of Biology at Dundee, D’Arcy Thompson, in his book Growth and Form as a springboard into its theme. Art and Science in Word and Image investigates the theme of ‘riddles of form’, exploring how discovery and innovation have functioned inter-dependently between art, literature and the sciences. The collection is lavishly illustrated and features essays by Dundee colleagues and students in many disciplines and media, including Fine Art, Comics, English, Museum Services and Science Fiction, as well as new interdisciplinary work by prominent Word and Image scholars from across the world. The book is available in both print and e-publication format. Further details can be found on the Publisher’s website