Was there a continuity between the "vigorous art and the seminal science" of the seventeenth century? How did they affect one another? Which, if either, was dominant? Four distinguished scholars explore the relation between seventeenth century science and the creative arts in a series of four essays: Introduction, by Stephen E. Toulmin of Columbia; Science and Literature, by Douglas Bush of Harvard; Science and Visual Art, by James S. Ackerman of Harvard; and Scientific Empiricism in Musical Thought, by Claude V. Palisca of Yale.
Originally published in 1961.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Preface, pg. v
- Contents, pg. vii
- Seventeenth Century Science and the Arts, pg. 1
- Science and Literature, pg. 29
- Science and Visual Art, pg. 63
- Scientific Empiricism in Musical Thought, pg. 91