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The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture

ISBN 9780367873394
Published December 9, 2019 by Routledge
566 Pages 156 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture collects thirty essays from a transdisciplinary array of experts on biology in art and architecture. The book presents a diversity of hybrid art-and-science thinking, revealing how science and culture are interwoven. The book situates bioart and bioarchitecture within an expanded field of biology in art, architecture, and design. It proposes an emergent field of biocreativity and outlines its historical and theoretical foundations from the perspective of artists, architects, designers, scientists, historians, and theoreticians. Includes over 150 black and white images.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.  List of Images.  Introduction Charissa Terranova and Meredith Tromble  Part 1: Biologies and Architectural Histories  1. The Biocentric Bauhaus Oliver Botar  2. Biology in Architecture Anna P. Sokolina  3. Birds of a Feather Hadas Steiner  4. The Dwelling-Garden Dyad in Twentieth-Century Affordable Housing Sarah Bonnemaison  5. Ourboros Architecture Peder Anker  6. Architectures of Aliveness Marie-Pier Boucher  7. Gene in Context Christina Cogdell  Part 2: Biologies and Architectural Theories and Practices  8. Bio City Map and Plug-In Ecology Mitchell Joachim  9. Hylozoic Series Philip Beesley  10. Architecture and Living Matter(s) Zenovia Toloudi  11. Morphogenesis and Design Sara Franceschelli  12 Microecologies of the Built Environment Ted Krueger  13. Your Rotten Future Will Be Great Philip Ross  Part 3: Biologies and Art Histories  14. The Epigenetic Landscape of Art and Science c. 1950 Charissa Terranova  15. Mind Matrix Dawna Schuld  16. Fantastic Voyage and Other Scales of Wonder Patricia Olynyk  17. Animal Art (1987) and the Split Origins of Bioart Arnaud Gerspacher  18. 'An Eccentric Kind of Teaching Machine' Margo Handwerker  19. Underwater Music Stefan Helmreich  20. Racial Technologies in the Time of Black Cyborgnetic Consciousness Poe Johnson  Part 4: Biologies and Art Theories and Practices  21. Evolutionary Yarns in Seahorse Valley Sophia Roosth  22. Vital Tissue Constructs Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr  23. Demonstratable Plasticity Jennifer Johung  24. Investigating the Ethical and Practical Limits of Bioart Anna Dumitriu  25. From Materiality to Machines Dorothy Santos  26. The Sixth Element Brittany Ransom  27. A Longing in Our Hearts Meredith Tromble  28. Self-Portrait of the Artist Meditating on Death Jane Prophet  29. Piper in the Woods Kathy High  30. Axioms on Art and Gene Action Adam Zaretsky  Index 

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Charissa N. Terranova is Associate Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas, USA.

Meredith Tromble is an artist and Associate Professor of Art & Technology and Liberal Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute in California, USA.