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Alpers, S. 1983. The art of describing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. = links of drawing and painting to science.

Arnheim, R. 1969. Visual Thinking. Berkeley: University of California Press. = a classic on visual literacy

Baker, L. & Schattschneider, D. 1979. The perceptive eye: Art and math. Allentown, PA: Allentown Art Museum.

Bellone, E. 1980. A World on Paper. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. = role of drawings and diagrams in early modern science

++ Einstein, A. 1945 . Letter to Jacques Hadamard. Appendix to Hadamard, 1945. = famous note on non-conceptual thinking

++ Faxon, A. 1996. "Intersections of art and science to create aesthetic perception" in Tauber, ed., pp. 251-266.

Gardner, H. 1982. Art, mind, and brain. New York: Basic Books.

Getzels, J. and Csikszentmihaly, M. 1976. The creative vision : a longitudinal study of problem finding in art. New York: Wiley-Interscience.

Ghiselin, B. 1952. The Creative Process. New York: New American Library. = collection of famous essays on creativity in different fields

Goodman, N. 1954. The Languages of Art. 2nd ed. Indianapolis: Hackett = on musical vs. other kinds of notations

++ Gruber, H. 1978. "Darwin's Tree of Nature" in Wechsler, Ed., pp. 121-141.

++ John-Steiner, V. 1985. "Visual Thinking" Chapter 4 in Notebooks of the Mind. New York: Harper & Row.

Hadamard, J. 1945. The psychology of invention in the mathematical field. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Hardy, G.H. 1940. A Mathematician's apology. Cambridge: The University Press.

Hersh, R. & Davis, P. 1981. The Mathematical Experience. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Koestler, A. 1964. The act of creation. New York: Macmillan.

++ Kohn, D. 1996. "The Aesthetic Construction of Darwin's Theory" in Tauber, Ed., pp. 13-48.

Lang, S. 1985. The Beauty of doing mathematics. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Langer, S. 1957. Philosophy in a New Key. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. = famous modernist discussion of the philosophy of art

Langer, S. Ed. 1958. Reflections on Art. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. = collection of essays by many 20th-century writers on esthetics

++ Lave, J. 1988. Cognition in practice. New York: Cambridge University Press. = on mathematics in everyday life and problem-solving in real contexts

++ Lemke, J. L. 1990. Talking Science: Language, Learning, and Values. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing. [from chapter 5, pp. 129-137] = on rules of style in scientific writing and speaking, and their drawbacks

++ Lemke, J.L. 1994. "The Missing Context in Science Education: Science." Paper presented at 1992 American Educational Research Association. Arlington VA: ERIC Documents Service (ED 363 511), = on simulating science in the classroom vs. showing students the real thing [Available on this website: click here.]

Olson, D. 1994. The world on paper. New York: Cambridge University Press. = see chapter 10, on representing the world in maps, etc.

++ Papert, S. 1978. "The Mathematical unconscious" in Wechsler, Ed., pp. 105-120. = applying Poincare's theory to education

++. Poincare, H. 1908. "Mathematical reasoning" in The Foundations of Science. = a great mathematician talks about the role of esthetics in his work

++ Root-Bernstein, R. 1996. "The sciences and arts share a common creative aesthetic" in Tauber, ed. pp. 49-82.

Snow, C.P. 1959. [2nd ed., 1964] The Two Cultures. New York: Cambridge University Press. = classic argument that science and humanities don't interact anymore

Tauber, A.I. Ed. 1996. The elusive synthesis: aesthetics and science. Dordrecht: Kluwer. [good collection of recent essays on science, mathematics, and esthetics]

Taylor, A. 1974. Math in Art. Hayward, Calif.: Activity Resources.

++ Ulam, S. 1976. Adventures of a mathematician. New York: Scribner. [Autobiographical]

++ Wechsler, J. Ed. 1977. On esthetics in science. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [collection of essays by others]

[++ = item on course reading list ]